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To: Coleus; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...
The spiritual purpose is to reduce the clang and clamor of daily life so that the still, small voice of God can be heard in the gentle breeze, as the prophet Elijah discovered.   It is for that reason that many Christians actually find Lent more spiritually fruitful than Easter, paradoxical as that is. We don't say it, but perhaps we should: Happy Lent!

This is so true!! Like Carlomagno, over the years, I have extended certain 'lenten sacrifices' throughout the year. Last year I gave up the "talking heads" on FOX, CNN and MSNBC. Silence permeated the house which was then filled with prayers and devotions, along with reading Scripture. It has brought so much peace to my life.

Happy Lent!

3 posted on 03/19/2006 6:41:42 AM PST by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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I will confess, about 15 years ago when I was in my early 20's, I gave up watching soap operas for Lent. Have not watched one since!!!!


6 posted on 03/19/2006 9:17:05 AM PST by Gerish (Choose God, he has already chosen you.)
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To: NYer

Silence permeated the house which was then filled with prayers and devotions, along with reading Scripture. It has brought so much peace to my life. >>>

It's also allows us to hear God talk to us.


11 posted on 03/19/2006 11:36:26 AM PST by Coleus (What were Ted Kennedy & his nephew doing on Good Friday, 1991? Getting drunk and raping women)
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