"How do we build up treasure in our hearts? We recognize our sins and turn away from them. We put on the mind of Jesus. We cling to the divine life Jesus gave us at our baptism. We put our faith in Jesus’ promise of resurrection and strive to be sinless."...

"Each of us can readily admit, we have been tempted, making less of ourselves. So, to what is the Good Spirit calling me/us, to make right again, to restore order with what has become disordered, and to give genuinely more by having less, so that others, in some cases, may simply have?"...

"Peak experiences don't have to be profound moments of prayer. They don't even have to be confined to religious experiences. It's just a felt sense that all is right with my world and that God hasn't abandoned me."...

"There are always negative habits to be given up during Lent, but so much to be gained as I walk through life with Jesus and my companions, enjoying life with both!"...

"It now makes much sense to me how all of us, disciples of Jesus, trying to live the light/life we received at baptism,  have a direct effect on those around us through our striving to be sinless."...

"Our attempt to build more virtue, or fight against vice, may then meet with success or failure.  We can however be rest assured, that Christ will have the final say over our lives, and in the end, everything will work out for the good for those who continue to love him (Romans 8:28). "...

"Lent is a period of preparation, a type of spiritual retreat that evokes the experience of the desert. Perhaps the grace we can pray for in this week of our Lenten journey is the grace of listening with ears of discernment, of being attentive to how we need to grow and experience further initiation into our faith."...

"One could say that these stresses or worries or even temptations are my personal Devil taunting me down a certain path just as the Devil did with Christ during His time in the desert. This time allows for reassessing and bringing things into focus."...

"To eat is to live off the sacrifice of other life. This is most obvious when it comes to meat and its inevitable slaughter of animals.  However, even vegans thrive on the cutting short of vegetal life.  Food is the most precious, unconditional giving of one being to another."...

"When you truly give up giving up, other people’s indifference and resignation to perennial problems cease to hold water in your personal case. Truly to give up giving up is to stick your neck out in a very uncomfortable manner"...

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