SKU (ISBN): 9780818909597
Binding: Trade Paper
Publisher: St Pauls / Alba House
The readings for the weekday Masses for the first three weeks of Lent take their Gospel reading from Sts. Matthew, Mark, and Luke, with emphasis on the cures and works of Jesus. From the fourth week on, Gospel passages are from St. John, centering on the person of the Lord and fitting for those about to commit themselves to him. For the Christian, Lent means an opportunity to banish ignorance, to deaden lust, to enrich the poor, to defend children, to make decent medical care as globally ubiquitous as Coca-Cola, and to end many world catastrophes. Mortification guides our imagination and memory by keeping away useless or harmless thoughts, and it may also help control the tongue from useless and frivolous conversations or gossip. All of these topics and many, many more are presented in an informative and entertaining fashion in these thoughtful reflections for the weekdays of Lent. They are ideal for homilists as well as for the average person in the pew.