Tag Archive: spiritual disciplines

Jan 29 2018

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

fasting as a spiritual discipline

Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:1-3 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are …

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Feb 12 2013

Reflections on Lent for Ash Wednesday

For most, Lent is probably thought of as a time you’re supposed to be sorrowful, maybe even miserable. This year, Ash Wednesday is wedged between Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day, so it’s understandable if Ash Wednesday is not the highlight of your week. You’re supposed to give up something for Lent, right? Chocolate or coffee …

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