ASH WEDNESDAY 2015: Reflection for Ash Wednesday, February 18

by Joan Chittister, osb Joel 2:12-18 | 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus' words make short shrift of public wrestling with inner goodness. "When you give alms, keep it a secret. When you pray, do it quietly. When you fast, don't look wan." The religion of Jesus, in other words, is not a … Continue reading ASH WEDNESDAY 2015: Reflection for Ash Wednesday, February 18

REFLECTION: ‘Fasting,’ ‘obedience’ take on different meanings during Lent

by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace One of the puzzling things that I always think about first of all when we have this Scripture passage about the temptations of Jesus: Were they really temptations? I mean, could Jesus really have said "Yes" to Satan? He's the son of God; could he … Continue reading REFLECTION: ‘Fasting,’ ‘obedience’ take on different meanings during Lent