Where is the 'Like' button? That is beautiful and very much to the point.
I've never been one to entertain the thought of flourishing through restraint and self-denial. More's the pity. I have been reading some beautiful reflections through Lent, I've turned to a favourite Christian poet and on Good Friday this year it will be my son's birthday. I agree with Jane about the need to limit our demands on the earth and the season of Lent can focus our attention on fulfilling God's loving plan for His creation.
' as we count the practical and emotional cost of constant connectivity'
Jane thank you for this thought. I am thought old hat because I refuse to go on Facebook and Twitter. But I am well aware of my constant use of my Kindle to check e mails, and the latest news. News that so often is negative and destructive, e mails so demanding, wanting me this weekend to buy everything for Mothers Day.
This I find tiring, and sapping of ones energy.
Yes days of Abstinence are positive, and of value to all folk.
We need to return to use these days positively. In the same way we need to return and use the seven sacraments that God has given his church.
Especially at this time the Sacrament of the Restoration of the Penitent., and the Healing Sacrament
Fr John Emlyn
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