Here we are in 2009 and it is Lent again. This year’s “giving up” item is very private and personal. Although Ash Wednesday is not a Day of Obligation I was able to get away from work long enough to attend Mass at the Basilica at Mission San Diego de Alcala. What a blessing it is to worship at a place where the faithful have been worshiping since 1697 . . . 1697! That’s a looong time in our country. Lent is all about Spiritual renewal. It is my hope and prayer that you will grow closer to God during this Lenten season. When we talk about God relating to mankind it is definitely a Love Story. Peace be with you.