Pope Francis’ Lenten Message – 2015
Pope Francis, in his 2015 Lenten message, reminds us that Lent is a time of renewal, a “time of grace.” He reminds us that God loved us first and is never indifferent to what happens to us. However, we too easily become indifferent to what is happening in the world when we are not directly affected.
Speaking of the “globalization of indifference,” the Holy Father calls us to an interior renewal that keeps us from becoming indifferent or withdrawn into ourselves. He asks us to reflect on three biblical texts:
1. “If one member suffers, all suffer together” (1Cor 12:26) — The Church
2. “Where is your brother?” (Gen 4:9) — Parishes and Communities
3. “Make your hearts firm!” (James 5:8) — Individual Christians