Tuesday, February 21, 2012

To dust I shall return..

"The most important thing that could come from Lent is a deepening of our experience of God as our Father, Jesus as our Brother, and the Holy Spirit as our comforter. In other words, we come to know Him better, and when we do that, we also come to know ourselves better too. Our faith calls us to a constant conversion experience. Each day I wake up I have the opportunity to live in freedom, or not. Each moment is a choice. Lent becomes a time when we are called to examine all the choices we have been making. Our catechism teaches, "The more one does what is good, the freer one becomes. There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just. The choice to disobey and do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to "the slavery of sin." (Cf. Rom 6:17) (CCC 1733)"