A Little Lenten Reminder


No matter what happens in Rome, with our most unfortunate Pope. No matter what the gods of the so-called New World Order have in store for us. Christ crucified is all that really matters for the forty days of Lent.

When we come upon the graves of the dead, we must remember that we’ll soon be joining them, that nobody gets out of here alive, that even those of us in the best of health will be gone fifty years from now–maybe a few more, maybe a few less. That is the designated home for all the living–death.  There the rich man and the poor man will be stretched out on a common bed and both will be content with only a small patch of earth.  No distinction will be made there between the nobleman and the commoner, and the weak will no longer be stomped upon by the more powerful.  

There the miser will no longer benefit from his money, nor will the clever profit from his cunning. There the prim will become the food of worms, and the dandy will give off an offensive odor.  And those who have placed themselves on pedestals will be brought low and the praise that the proud were accustomed to will no longer be theirs.  Take notice how all mortals tend toward nothing and how all flesh, made corrupt by sin, returns to its original source.

Therefore, strive so to live and through the sprit to mortify your flesh, that when your body turns into dust your soul will be judged worthy to rest in blessed peace. If you live your life in labor and sorrow on a Good Friday, you will have a restful Holy Saturday and then a most joyful Easter Sunday, the day of the resurrection of the just.

The more austerely you live in the world, so much more tranquil will be your repose in the grave. The more firmly you cling to the Cross, so much more assurance you have of reaching Christ.  The more bitterly you deplore your sins, so much less will remain to be purged by the avenging flames.  What does the priest say to us on Ash Wednesday: “Remember, man, that thou are dust and unto dust thou shalt return.” In a few years, a few months, a few days—you will return to dust. We all will. It’s just a matter of time—and how we use the time we’re given. 

So lament during this time of grace, when the doors of mercy are open, and when God, in whom there is abundant redemption, accepts your repentance. Mourn also the wretched condition of the world and the incredible indifference of men.  Only a few are found today to be true followers of the Crucified, and many permit their original spiritual fervor to grow cold.

Let meditating on Jesus Christ and him crucified be your daily prayer. Keep Jesus always before your eyes and keep ever near the foot of his Cross.  Whether in life or in death, enter the tomb with Jesus so that when Christ, who is your life, shall appear again, you will rise with him in glory.   Amen

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4 Responses to A Little Lenten Reminder

  1. Mary Salmond says:

    Wonderful reflection! It hits to the heart of things – the reality of earthly life and the beauty of death!

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  2. Sally says:

    A great reminder for us. ⚘
    I was in the tomb of Christ within the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
    Having been in that sacred place, and then exiting it, as Christ did, is a life long reminder of eternal life with Christ. Let us keep meditating on Christ.

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  3. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    This actually brings tears to my eyes as I read it throughout! There is a genuine truth of course but also the harsh reminder of the reality of our human condition as it were, we who sometimes get high on our horses and think we really have a grip on this life, and some just have one hell of a time while the times are so good, but not feeling that way when they eventually crash back down to the facts and truth that we have NOTHING, absolutely nothing; because when our lives are over we are dust again and the only way we have something other than this blip on the radar as it were, during our flight in the sky of life, like a soaring bird or aircraft, we all crash and burn someday; so it must be what Jesus taught us, that He is the Way the Truth and the Life, no one goes to the Father but through him.

    “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

    Let’s ignore the madness and folly of the current extremism and NWO madness that men are inflicting upon this world; inspired by the Evil One. Let us be strong in our faith and have courage knowing that Jesus Christ is the “only answer” to release us from our sad ultimate end here; and all else is folly!

    Of course I believe there is a purpose to everything that is going on especially in light of the fact that we fallible or imperfect limited beings, have a glimpse or view through the crack in the door, of what is out there in the vastness of existence; and then there is prophesy to add to this equation that was and is long term insightful bench marks of Truth if you will; that have been provided from God to give us His children the guidance we so sorely need.

    This is something that I recently wrote into one of my blog essays.
    “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2,

    “Romans 8:20 says that all creation was subjected to vanity because of God’s curse. When Adam sinned, God cursed all that He had made (Genesis 3:17–19). In other words, perfection was lost. All of creation is now falling short of its original purpose; rather than working in harmony with God and creation, inhabitants of the earth have turned on each other and against God. We still reel from the effects of that curse. Everything meant to be right side up is upside down. The chaos and insanity of the world as we know it are due to the fact that God has subjected creation to vanity until the time when it will be set free.”(Romans 8:21).
    God bless.
    Lawrence Morra III

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  4. I was also touched by this reflection- a great exhortation not to lose a single Lent- a sacrifice or even a day on this earth, when there is so much to be gained through humility, while we still can.

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