Sunday, February 10, 2008

First Sunday of Lent

I think I might have found a "Secondary Lenten Mission"; I sometimes hate to admit it, but I have a Myspace account, and for some strange reason, have become quite accustomed to it. I had a friend who talked me into getting on Myspace a very long time ago, and I've kind of kept it up. As time progresses, I've noticed a strong Catholic presence amidst all the nasty stuff; Lino Rulli host of "The Catholic Guy" on Sirius Satellite Radio has a site there, and alot of people have made it a point to build sites for the Saints. St. Francis, St. Anthony and Mother Theresa (to name a few), all have their own profiles, explaining what they did and how they lived.

And so with this in mind, I thought I might chuck this out there for people on Myspace, in hopes that it may do some good. It's not much to begin with, but at least I'm sharing something with those who might not know without the Love of God. Anyway, heres what i wrote. The passages and reflections were taken from the EWTN site.


For those of you who know me from way back when, this will probably be a little bit laughable to you at first, but I assure you, I take it very seriously, and I expect the same respect from you that I give you when it comes to all things wiccan, etc. That being said, these are my beliefs, and as part of my lenten obligations, I will be posting this as much as possible. If it makes you angry, I'm sorry for that. if you have a question, ask me and I'll give you a straight answer.


First Sunday of Lent
"I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth." (Genesis 9:13)


Reflection.
“The whole life of Christ was a cross and a martyrdom, and dost thou seek rest and joy? If thou carry the cross unwillingly, thou makest it a burden to thee. If thou fling away one cross, without doubt thou shalt find another, perhaps a heavier”
...." (Thomas de Kempis -- Imitation of Christ).


Lenten Question
Q: Why are Sundays excluded from the reckoning of the forty days?
A: Because Sunday is the day on which Christ arose, making it an inappropriate day to fast and mourn our sins. On Sunday we must celebrate Christ's resurrection for our salvation. It is Friday on which we commemorate his death for our sins. The Sundays of the year are days of celebration and the Fridays of the year are days of penance.

Lenten Action.
Phone a long lost friend and relive old memories. Visit a sick person. Feed the birds.

Prayer
O Jesus, I withdraw in spirit with You into the desert; teach me how to fight the triple concupiscence of the flesh, pride, and avarice.

Pax et Bonum! Vivat Jesus!

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