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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

You are a people sacred to the Lord your God

As we begin the discipline of Lent,
make this day holy by our self-denial.
-- Roman Breviary, Ash Wednesday Morning Prayer
Our self-denial doesn't make us holy. It creates room for God, the All-Holy.

Sometimes, maybe, we reverse the means and ends of the discipline of Lent. We ask, "What are you doing for Lent?," when the real question should be, "What are you doing, during Lent, for God?"