Lenten Reflections, March 6-11

“In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course.”
– St. Boniface

 

“Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever.”
— C.S. Lewis

 

 

“The fast of Lent has no advantage to us unless it brings about our spiritual renewal. It is necessary while fasting to change our whole life and practice virtue. Turning away from all wickedness means keeping our tongue in check, restraining our anger, avoiding all gossip, lying and swearing. To abstain from these things— herein lies the true value of the fast.”

— St. John Chrysostom

 

“It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but to actually be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name.”
— St. Ignatius of Antioch

 

“We are Christians, and strangers on earth. Let none of us be frightened; our native land is not in this world.”
— St. Augustine

 

“Prayer purifies us, reading instructs us. Both are good when both are possible. Otherwise, prayer is better than reading.”
— St. Isidore of Seville
Lenten Reflections, March 6-11

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