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Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Week In The Desert...

"In the desert you discover your true name, and God calls you by that name."
- Alessandro Pronzato

We now enter the first week of Lent as the weekend of Ash Wednesday comes to a close.  What is so meaningful about Lent this time when the world is still weeping over the loss of so many lives in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami?  It has truly been a testing week! 

The desert truly tempts and seduce us to doubt God, to lose hope in God, to give up on God, to abandon God...

Nevertheless, we must allow God to shape our future destiny.  We must trust God to be our faithful companion throughout this journey...the way of the Cross...

To encounter God in our life, we must persevere in allocating time daily for scriptural reflection and personal prayer...listening to our loving God., allowing God to examine us. 

God alone is enough to face all the seductions and temptations of the world...

"Let nothing upset you,
let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins
all it seeks.
Whoever has God
lacks nothing:
God alone is enough."

-St Teresa of Avila

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