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18th Feb. 2018 - 1st Sunday of Lent B

posted 17 Feb 2018, 01:19 by Veronica Yarwood

 

 

H.B.&Hw.

Talk about the roaring forte There is flooding

for forty days. There is temptation for forty

days. And there is Lent for forty days. Flood

and temptation issue wonderfully. Evil is

obliterated and undying goodness dawns with an

eternal rainbow to remind us that all is not lost

and never can be. We are talking on a scale of

infinite and universal wellbeing "All will be

well"

Hence the Pet-fine assurance about our baptism.

Baptism does not make us divine offspring. We

are already sons and daughters of God anyway.

But baptism reminds us of our status and the

infinite possibilities of our status if only we let

go and get mystical

We live on bread when we can live ever more

fully on every word that comes from the mouth

of God. We crash around our world blindly

trying to find our way and make sense of it all,

when we can be walking hand in hand with the

 

Lord. And that's mysticism, living in the divine

presence, consciously. We do it anyway; live in

God's presence that is, but we are invited to do it

consciously all day, every day. This is

mysticism and we are mini-mystics.

We really do need time to reflect upon our

relationship with the Lord. Is it for real? Hence

the Lenten priority of prayer. Give it time now

or we never will. The homework needs to be

done while we have the Aime. The last minute

stuff is for the birds. The judgement is now.

We are folk of the eternal now.

And as for the fasting and alms deeds? Well, we

need to get our priorities right and the Lenten

exercises push our brothers and sisters into and

upon our practical, loving attention. It's all a

matter of listening. We listen and what do we

hear? Jesus, here and now and his word is, "It's

time!" "The time has come.. the kingdom of -

God is close at hand Repent and believe the

Good News." Now! Consciously.

 

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