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Lent, Day 8

Casey used this quote in his sermon on Sunday, but I thought it was worth hearing again.

We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds. Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative. A person is great not by the ferocity of his hatred of evil, but by the intensity of his love for God. Asceticism and mortification are not the ends of a Christian life; they are only the means. The end is charity. Penance merely makes an opening in our ego in which the Light of God can pour. As we deflate ourselves, God fills us. And it is God’s arrival that is the important event.
 ~Archbishop Fulton Sheen

He reminded us that we can do a lot in 40 days, can do any number of things and do them well.  But what God can do in 40 days, well, the possibilities are endless. 

-Laurie

Posted by Laurie Weicher at 6:00 AM
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