As a former RC I have no desire to take part in the traditions of the RCC. I have seen what following Lent means to other Catholics around me,
Promises of divine provision fill the pages of Scripture. I list a few examples. As you read them, consider the practical outworking of these provisions. FROM ISAIAH 42God's breath (Spirit) and life :5 "... who gives breath to its people and life to those who walk on itGod's presence: :6 "I will take hold of you hand." New things :9 "... new things I declare." FROM PSALM 36 God's love :5God's faithfulness :5God's righteousness :6God's justice :6Identity as God's covenant people :6Purpose and meaning in life :6 (light to the Gentiles) God heals our blindness and frees us from captivity :7 We can drink from the river of delight :8Fountain of life :9God's light by which we see :9 FROM HEBREWS 9:11-15 eternal redemption, cleansed conscience, promised eternal inheritance These are mere examples of divine provisions. These texts are drawn from the Apr. 14 lectionary. How do these blessings help us live fruitfully?