(Our friend, Anthony Mullen, is mounting a Lenten Mercy Challenge, specifically in consonance with the Year of Mercy we are living. I heartily support – and will participate in it. I love its simplicity. It kind of reminds me of Joshua marching seven times around the walls of Jericho, trusting God to bring them down. I have reprinted the call he is giving below.
Today is an important anniversary for me. It was five years ago today, on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, that I stepped out of the driveway of my family home in Boaz, Alabama and began the cross-country walking pilgrimage that would take me over 3,200 miles over the next year and a half. What a glorious journey it was and how generous God was to let me live it.
Also, for those few of you who have my phone number at the cabin, I just discovered today that the landline is out. Everything else works, so I don’t know how long the phone line has been out. But if you have been trying to call me either on my cell or landline, I am not ignoring you, I am just incommunicado. Use email and I will get back to you-CJ)
In an effort to specifically answer the Holy Father’s call for the Year of Mercy, to build unity in the body of Christ, and to implore God through the power of prayer and fasting for our country and our world spinning out of control, MyConsecration.org, headed by Anthony Mullen, is working with many other Apostolates and Lay Groups to bring the Lenten Mercy Challenge to the faithful of the United States this Lent.
Would you accept the simple challenge to do your share of praying a decade of the rosary and fasting on bread and water at lunch each Friday during Lent? You can even let your prayer and fasting intentions be known to all.
We can be Gideon’s army called by the Lord to bring back America, but it will only happen through prayer and fasting. It will only happen if enough of us stop and take time out of our normal routines and focus completely on God’s solution. We can complain, or we can act. Let us act!
To accept this challenge, go to Lenten Mercy Challenge and then send it to every one you know. We have listed on this web site many ways you can share about this effort via social media. Let us set a record for the number of times this is forwarded, tweeted, retweeted, liked, linked to and acted upon.
With God’s Grace, under our Lady’s mantle, we will be victorious! Let us not just talk, let us be the family of the children of God and follow God’s solution!