We stand on the cusp of Ash Wednesday, marking the commencement of Lent 2020—a sacred season beckoning us to undergo a profound metamorphosis for Christ.

It’s not just about individual transformation but a collective shift within our families and the broader society—from a culture entrenched in death to one flourishing with the vibrancy of life.

But how does one undertake such a monumental task of self, familial, and cultural renewal?

The answer, though seemingly daunting, is elegantly simple: through the boundless embrace of merciful love. Not our own limited love, but rather the infinite mercy of God.

My personal journey towards transformation didn’t truly commence until I immersed myself in the ocean of God’s merciful love one fateful Friday in November 2016.

Recognizing the indispensable role of divine mercy in my own self-care enabled me to extend this love to my family, despite inevitable stumbles along the way. Moreover, it illuminated my path towards contributing to the transformation of a society steeped in the culture of death.

Have you ever considered fasting for abortion doctors? It’s a profound act of offering love to those ensnared in the tragic cycle of destroying human lives for profit.

Embracing such an endeavor, however, is fraught with challenges, for the adversary, the Father of Lies, vehemently opposes any efforts to pray or fast for these individuals, knowing all too well the potential for their conversion.

So I pose this question to you this Lenten season: Will you incorporate a pro-life, merciful love into your Lenten journey? Are you willing to lift up in prayer and fasting those whose livelihoods are intertwined with the termination of innocent life? Can you summon the courage to invoke their names, enveloping them solely in the boundless love of God?

I extend a challenge to you to stand alongside me in this endeavor. We cannot allow those souls unfamiliar with God’s love and mercy to slip into despair.

Together, during this Lenten period, we can play a role in guiding souls towards the redemptive embrace of God’s merciful love through our faith, prayer, and fasting.

Never underestimate the transformative power of prayer and fasting, coupled with an unwavering belief in God’s merciful love.

Here are a few more pro-life ideas that one can do this Lent to help transform self, family, and culture.

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.

Culture of Life Studies

Culture of Life Studies Program is an amazing program that stresses the culture of life as an integral part of every academic discipline and to help students become effective communicators of the gospel of life.  There all types of activities for all ages.

I plan to do these 3 with the kids this Lent:

Life Runners is the world’s largest Pro-Life Team that uses running or walking to promote LIFE.  As you know that our goal here is to promote whole-body wellness and doing some type of exercise such as walking or running does the body good and even better if we can witness for others on how precious is Life.

 With the Love of Christ,

Maria Cecilia