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Archive for February, 2012

Treasures for the Lenten Season

WEEK ONE

The Lenten season is upon us, and as usual we will want to prepare our hearts for this blessed time. How do we do this?

Mother Basilea Schlink writes in the introduction of her book, Behold His Love, “. . . Nothing can bring us closer to Jesus than meditating upon His passion… Countless people, who have suddenly seen what Jesus endured for their sake, have broken down in tears of repentance and adoration of the Lamb of God. This mighty power lies hidden in the suffering of Jesus. But that is not all. Those who come to true repentance long to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Their ardent love for Him compels them to do so… Full of gratitude, they are therefore sensitive to His call, “Come, take up your cross and follow Me”. So it was long ago, and still is today, for Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
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