May 1st, 2012 - Aida-740057 said:
I spend my Lent in Framingham, Massachusetts, with my third daughter,we attended a 3 nights retreat, attended a Chrism Holy Mass ( His Eminence Cardinal O' Malley, OFM Cap) Archbishop of Boston was the Celebrant in the Cathedral. We visited 14 churches for the visita iglisia traditions and said the Station of the Cross in every Church, some were closed we end our Station of the Cross in the Fatima Shrine. My daughter and I observed all of the above.The best Lent I had here in USA since I left Philippines. Praise the LORD. God is good and He is all the time.
February 29th, 2012 - Ronald-831429 said:
I had written a whole discourse on how people in the scriptures had done God's will by telling how they were sinners. and how the disciples relied on their faith to convert the world.I had used St. Augustine as an example. I had brought up many examples of public penance mentioned in the gospel. I decided to erase my response. My reasoning was that your point was that people are sinners, and as we all know the greatest sin iis pride. Are you arguing that because sinful people are prone to pride, that that makes a lenten sacrifice illegitiment? yes some prideful people might make public statements of their new piety, but the vast number of people don't and they are sincere. Surprise Matthew, there is something called original sin. You seem to imply that because a few people don't observe this sacrifice sincerly,that therefore the Lenten sacrifices of all do not matter. If you rlook at Mathew 6:14, and not 6:16,you wil read that Matthew writes writes if you forgive others their transgressions, your heavnly father will forgive you. I will not cast the first stone, but please look to your motivation for posting your comments., God Bless you, your friend Ron