“The love which is not the offspring of the Passion is feeble.” -St. Francis de Sales From the darkness of nothingness came the light of creation. After the night comes the dawn. Without Lent there can be no Easter. Though this time can pass without one noticing, it is a special time of much-needed grace. The Lenten season can be an opportune time to grow in the wisdom of the ages. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it.” James 1:1-11 Yesterday, my husband and planned a leisurely lunch at an outdoor museum but when we got there, the road was closed for the winter. So we thought we would just take a walk around. He pointed up to a distant building and asked if I thought I could reach it. I didn't know if I could, but I wanted to try. I've climbed mountains before but never during winter. The snow felt like sand to my tropical mind. I wanted to give up at one point, but then thought of One who not only climbed a mountain, but was lacerated and carried a huge cross while doing it. All of this, He did for us. Lent is a lot like climbing a mountain. One may forfeit observing this centuries-old tradition or one can choose to partake of this journey (not knowing how it will go). Needless to say the view from the peak was indescribably awesome. So is the new life that Easter brings. Lent starts tomorrow, on Ash Wednesday, February 14, Valentine’s Day! How apt! Let us not love feebly. Taken from calej.blogspot.com
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