live-lent-2Lent is three days old, and I’m already feeling weak about my Lenten resolutions. That’s no surprise, but it is surprising that the Gospel for today suggests that all that fasting and discipline aren’t always the best things. Jesus’ disciples aren’t fasting, and Jesus defends them. No one fasts or mourns at a wedding, so why should disciples do penance when they’re in the midst of their Master? With God in our midst it is always a time for rejoicing.

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  1. Sister Celine on February 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Your words remind of the Gospel message—the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Maybe “Keep trying” / “Don’t give up” is the message of Lent. And maybe acceptance and rejoicing/accepting our weaknesses is a good Lenten practice.
    Thank you for your words, Sister Valerie. 🙂

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