"For the first time in my cradle-Catholic life existence, I truly felt I walked away from Lent with an understanding of what it means to sacrifice - not in a painful sacrificial way, but perhaps in a manner which was more spiritually connected with the reason and the introspective nature of Lent." Today, I'm revisiting a post as part of #WorthRevisit I previous wrote about non-traditional fasting, and explore another approach to the three pillars of Lent.
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"Advent is a time where we are encouraged to go deeper into a relationship with God - to take what faith you have been given, and to go deeper."
Today, I explore some of the deep, intense thoughts which have plagued my mind for several weeks - and, hopefully impart some inspiration from a dear friend, as well as some I have found while spending time in prayer.
Sometimes, praying is hard;
Sometimes, I don't want to pray;
Sometimes, I feel like doing anything else, rather than praying.
What's my solution?
"No prayer is wasted." That teaching kept coming back to me as I drafted this post on today's Feast of All Souls. Yesterday, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of All Saints, and hot on its heels is today's celebration - celebrating those whose souls are in Purgatory. One of the biblical justifications of Purgatory can … Continue reading No Prayer is Wasted