Sunday, February 21, 2016

Examin Sunday 21 Feb 2016

'Let us join St Philip in saying 'Lord, show us the Father and we shall be satisfied' (John 14.8). He alone can fill our all our emptiness, satisfy all needs, content us, and make us happy. Let us then empty our hearts of all other things, for if the Father alone suffices, then we have no need for material goods, less for exterior wealth, and still less for the honour of men's good opinion. We do not even need this mortal life; how then can we need those things necessary to preserve it? We need only God. He alone suffices. In possessing him we are content.'
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet 

Lent is the time when we examine ourselves for our worldly attachments and seek to rid ourselves of them. We need things of the world to live; but ultimately we are but exiles in this life, sojourners from our true home in heaven. Therefore even as we use the things of this life they should mean nothing to us. And those things we find ourselves in danger of becoming too attached to we must cast aside; and trust that the Father is enough for us.

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