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To: fatfertile; cyborg; Paved Paradise; Bigg Red; TASMANIANRED
Saturday, Second Week of  Lent
"Let us eat and celebrate because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life." (Luke 15:23-24)


Reflection.

Salvation to all that will is nigh;
That All, which always is All everywhere,
Which cannot sin, and yet all sins must bear,
Which cannot die, yet cannot choose but die,
So, faithful Virgin, yields himself to lie
In prison, in thy womb; and though He there
Can take no sin, nor thou give, yet He'll wear
Taken from thence, flesh, which death's force may try.
Ere by the spheres time was created, thou
Wast in his mind, who is thy Son and Brother;
Whom thou conceiv'st, conceiv'd; yea, thou art now
Thy Maker's maker, and thy Father's mother;
Thou hast light in dark, and shut'st in little room
Immensity, cloistered in thy dear womb.

                                   by John Donne


Lenten Action.

Go to a chapel and say  Morning Prayer. Call your parents and tell them you love them. 

Prayer

Forgive my sins against the unity of your family; make me love as you loved me.


30 posted on 03/05/2010 9:19:42 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: fatfertile; cyborg; Paved Paradise; Bigg Red; TASMANIANRED
Sunday, Third Week of  Lent
"Zeal for your house consumes me." (John 2:17)


Reflection.
" O Divine Truth, You give so much strength to the soul which clothes itself with You, that it never falters under the weight of adversity  beneath the burden of troubles and temptations, but in every struggle it gains a great victory. I am wretched because I have not followed You, O Eternal Truth; hence I am so weak that in every least tribulation I fall" ...St Catherine of Siena


Lenten Question

Q: Is there a biblical basis for abstaining from meat as a sign of repentance?
A: Yes. The book of Daniel states: "In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia . . . 'I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.'" (Daniel 10:1-3)

Lenten Action.

Say "I will pray for you" to someone who has shared a difficulty.


Prayer

Renew my eagerness to work with you in building a better world, so that my friends may hear your gospel of peace and justice.


31 posted on 03/07/2010 4:17:39 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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