Hundreds of people gathered at St. Peter Claver Catholic church on Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of the lenten season.
The message this year: "No Greater Love."
We are called to recognize that the "greatest love of all," is a little diffcult to acheive and not necessarily "easy" to attain as Whitney Houston sang in her hit 1980s song.
We are called to pray, fast and give alms, remembering that in DENYING ourseleves of worldly pleasures we REMIND ourselves of our total dependence on God.
We pray especially this lenten season that the Lord will change our hearts to serve as good agents of Christ.
God sent his only son as a "gift"... we in turn must use our various and respective gifts to "give back" to God.