Lent 4 – We need to come back to Home Base: the Father’s love for us. Sometimes we are the younger brother, sometimes the older. But we are all called to love like the Father. Experience God’s mercy 77 times, and welcome others as He welcomes you.
Lent 3 – Unlike the ancient Gods, the Lord is not another force in Creation. Moses needs to be convinced of three things: God’s Power, God’s Plan, God’s Love. When we are convinced of these three things, we can turn life’s “crap” into fertilizer.
Lent 2 – Have you been falling asleep on your Lenten resolutions? Peter, James, and John were falling asleep at the Transfiguration. Abraham chased away the vultures of fear. If you want to win the big battle, you have to fight the daily battles.
Lent 1 – Do you see yourself as a passenger on a faith cruise, or a crew member on a battleship? Today Jesus gives us the key to victory: obey the commander-in-chief. This week you are sailing into war! You must make yourself “Battle Ready.”
Ash Wednesday – It’s good to give up things because we want to be better, healthier, have more time, less addicted. But Lent is about uniting our sacrifices to the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. If we die with Him, we will also rise with Him.
Why do Catholics fast and abstain during Lent? Whatever you do, don’t eat from the bacon tree.
Ordinary 8 – When we are shaken by bad weather, the bad words come out. If your heart is filled with anger or pride then your mouth will be filled with bad words and gossip. Your speech will change when your heart changes. (3 Mar 2019)