March 20, 2011
On the Fridays of Lent, why not join me and my brother Knights at our Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner in Corbett Hall (5 to 8 PM). Please try to come early, with family and friends. Bring lots of friends! Then, at 7 PM, join us in the Stations of the Cross, held in the main worship space. Fellowship and a Lenten meal at 5 PM, and Stations at 7 PM. That’s the ticket!
For those of you looking for a program of Lenten study, why not try our Saint Brigid Lenten study (Mondays, from 7 to 8:30 PM, room 135)? It began on the 14th, so you haven’t missed much!
Though there are many wonderful “Lenten” books available to our Catholic family and though I am an avid reader of said books, my advice to one and all is…start with the Sacred Scriptures. How are we to follow the Lord Jesus unless we come to know him? The four gospels offer us four different glimpses of the life of the son of Mary, the Son of God. These four Gospels are “portraits” created for us though the inspiration of God, painted by four different artists. Each shows us the Lord, not in a photographic way (the reality of Christ is beyond a static photograph) but through a living portrait that invites our hearts to enter in, to come and see. If you’ve not taken up the Bible in a while, I would suggest that you start with the Gospel of Mark. After Mark, take up Matthew, then Luke. After completing these synoptic gospels (they have many of the same sources or traditions of Jesus)…read the Acts of the Apostles, the beginning of the Church. That will ready you for the Gospel of John and the letters of St. Paul.
Sounds like a lot of homework? Well, we have a lifetime to offer our minds and hearts to the One that gives us mind and heart. But let’s begin again…to come and see.
Ad maiorem Dei gloriam