Lent and Reality - There is a Reason for The Darkness

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BarbaraTherese

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I found this a really excellent article, simply written and not very long at all with much in it to ponder…much…

catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?recnum=7950

How do we approach reality?
As one contemporary theologian has explained it, God does not judge us on the level of our ethical blamelessness, but on *the way we approach reality *. . . starting with the reality of our deficiencies and imperfection. There’s a reason why Lent begins with the command,
“Remember that you are dust!” Self-confident self-knowledge of our nothingness and misery stands as the indispensable starting point for salvation simply because that is the reality which we are forced to face every day.
For salvation by definition is an escape from our own inability. …article continueshere
 
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