Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Gospel Lk 9:22-25
Then he said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?"
To a society of 'spin', 'fake news' and 'alternative facts' comes a gospel message whose truth is designed to challenge and make uncomfortable. Christianity is more than saying the name 'Jesus' as some would have us believe. It is witnessed through lives of denial and the cross: daily.
This Lent let us strive to practice self denial and accept the cross we must bear. Christianity is what Christ does. Everything else is hollow. Peace.
The Season of Lent is a special time for us to slow down, look inward and make the necessary changes to truly become an Easter people.