A return to Lent
scares me, when a load is tipped usually things get dumped, no where to go but down?
We will go through a very dark time where people will reject or doubt God, His Son, and the Holy Ghost because of us. The Church will fade and Her influence weaken. But if we can stay faithful and take the medicine, I believe people will see what gave us the strength and want it, too.A young man at the US AIr Force Academy is undergoing instruction in the Faith. He confided to me that he didn't feel as much happiness in a Mass as he felt in the Protestant services. We discussed the difference between Happiness and Joy. I showed him a military cemetery and told him that it was hard to think of it as a happy place, but that it is a joyful place because those people would rather be under one of those markers than to have him live in chains. The sacrifice of the Cross is not happy, but it is joyful.
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