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Subject:  Re: What are you doing for Lent? Date:  2/13/2002  6:30 AM
Author:  phantomdiver Number:  487 of 9091

I'm trying to think of some "suffering" I could do.

I generally don't concentrate on suffering but on doing something that will bring me closer to God, something I should probably be doing already but don't have the spine to do. I'll probably go to Mass at least once during the week. I work two blocks from a church, and our parish church has a couple of evening Masses, so that's relatively easy to do.

Suffering never does it for me. No offense meant, really! But I came to Catholicism only five years ago, as an adult. Even though I was very familiar with Catholicism from being married to DH (a committed Catholic) and raising four Catholic kids, I still wasn't ready to become Catholic until then. And there are still some things about Catholicism that I don't get. The idea that suffering is a good thing in and of itself really goes right over my head.

phantomdiver


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