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Prepping for Lent – a Self Reflection

The parties have been attended; the king cake eaten; the festivities are winding down.  I’m now trying to mentally prepare for lent which begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday.  What does God want me to give up?  What spiritual/merciful act might … Continue reading

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I have been blessed with a good metabolism, and I confess that I have taken it for granted for many years – all my life, in fact.   Well, as I get closer and closer to 50, I bet you can … Continue reading

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Reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, Feb. 26, 2012

Gospel Mk 1:12-15 The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested, Jesus … Continue reading

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Fasting is Tough! That’s the Point, Isn’t It?

When meditating upon the readings of the day, I was intrigued by the whole scene.  In the first reading, Moses spoke with the Lord face to face.  He praised God, and pleaded for the Israelites.  Then he went off for … Continue reading

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Fasting Fear

“For the Lord is gracious and merciful and prefers the conversion of a sinner rather than his death. Patient and generous in his mercy, he does not give in to human impatience but is willing to wait a long time … Continue reading

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