3/2/2017 2 Comments
Thursday after ash wednesday
Jesus asks us today, "What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?" God is jealous for our love. He is not willing to share our heart with something else. He wants it for Himself. But as we read in our first reading it is our choice. There are set before us today the choice between following God's law and receiving a blessing or not and receiving a curse. God does not curse us. We curse ourselves by choosing to devote our hearts to something less than God, less than that for which they are made.
Lent is a time to discipline our desires and seek the more important and lasting things of heaven. What has taken God's place in your heart? Is it money, or pleasure, or power? Are those things really satisfying the deepest longings of your heart?
Jesus is the happiness you seek. He is the one thing necessary. What can you do each day to make Him the center of your life? He is the one for which our hearts long. Seek Him!
3/2/2017 07:04:18 am
Dear Father Browning - I am looking forward to reading your reflections every day during Lent. I do receive a good deal of personal introspection.
3/2/2017 07:39:02 am
Thanks for commenting. I hope they are a source help and sustenance this Lent.
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Daily Lenten reflections by Father Browning.
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