This Lent, the Jesuits of the New England and New York Provinces are offering a weekly podcast series featuring reflections by Jesuits on the Gospel each Sunday.
In the first podcast, Jesuit Father Charles Connolly spoke about changes of heart and calling upon God to be with us during times of temptation.
“When it comes to change in our lives, to conversion, it’s not as easy as we might think,” he says. “It’s a process. So even 40 days might not be long enough for our hearts to change.”
And yet, Fr. Connolly says, that is the call to conversion that Jesus gives us during the Lenten season.
“If Jesus were standing next to us when temptation struck, I don’t think we’d turn our back on him. We’d let the Lord help us. We’d let the Lord strengthen and encourage us.”
Fr. Connolly reminds us that God is with us and encourages us to remember the responsorial psalm from the first Sunday in Lent: “Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.”
Listen to Fr. Connolly’s podcast at the New England Province website and check back each Sunday for a new episode.