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Final Countdown to Lent

We are now in the final count-down to Lent.  This is your last chance for fun and frolics before self-imposed austerity takes over after this coming Wednesday (“Ash Wednesday”).  The contrasts of feasting and fasting replicate life’s ups and downs.  Contrasts can be enriching if both the good and the bad are accepted with equanimity.

Yesterday, we read about one of the highlights of Jesus’ life on earth – his Transfiguration.  This was indeed a mountain-top experience.  Next week we shall deliberate upon his Temptations in the wilderness.  In both of these extreme experiences Jesus was faithful and positive.  Let us follow his example in all the vicissitudes of life this coming week.  We will be in good company: his company.

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