Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Lenten thoughts by Cody

Cody at "Taking Back Vatican II" has a good post on Lent, along with some great ideas on penance during this holy season.

The purpose of Lent, however, is to bring us back to Christ. The word actually comes from the Anglo-Saxon word "lente" meaning "springtime". We are to have a new springtime (=rebirth) to Christ. An American Protestant might wonder why Catholics never have revivals. Well, we actually have two every year. They are known as the penitential seasons of Lent and Advent. Let's make this year a true revival of both our own spiritual life and of the universal Church!

Read the post here.