A couple weeks ago, our archdiocesan office offered a Lent reflection for parish catechetical leaders (PCLs). During lunch I was sitting next to one of the participants and I noticed her wristband. She told me it was the kind of wristband that tracks your steps, calories, distance, and more. She also mentioned that her daughter gave her this wristband as a gift on Christmas day. Apparently her family was a little concerned about her health and wanted her to be more active and healthy so that she could be around for her future grandchildren. As our conversation went on, more people at the table began to join us. We went from speaking about the wristband to speaking about our overall health as lay ministers.

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