Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thought for the Day: Lent's Challenges

Lent as a holy season challenges you to aspire to be as Godlike as possible in forgiving and loving. We've all heard how the average person actualizes very little of his or her potential mental powers; the same is true of our spiritual potential. Lent as a holy season challenges you to reach for that potential, to aspire toward the greatness of soul that comes from cultivating virtues 
like justice, mercy, and love.
~ Edward Hays


Father Edward Hays is a Catholic priest, a spiritual guide, the co-founder of Forest of Peace Publishing, and the author of more than 30 books, including The Lenten Labyrinth: Daily Reflections for the Journey of Lent,  Psalms for Zero Gravity, Feathers on the Wind, Meeting Christ at Broadway and Bethlehem, A Book of Wonders, Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim, Pray All Ways, and Chasing Joy: Musings on Life in a Bittersweet World. In addition, Hays is a painter and illustrator (see some of his work here).

Father Hays also writes a blog here.


1 comment:

M.L. Gallagher said...

Ahhhh forgiveness and loving.

Thank you Maureen for once again connecting me to the voice inside my heart.