Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lent Renunciations

"Every sin is an attempt to fly from emptiness" -Emile Novis

"Be unafraid of nothingness" -Irene


Elisabeth Eliot reflects: When a man brought a lamb, the priest laid it on the altar, slit its throat, and burned it. The offering, then, was accepted. But what was left of it? . . .

But these strange ashes, Lord, this nothingness,
This baffling sense of loss?

// Amy Carmichael


It must needs be a multi-pronged attack on my most precious addictions and dependencies. Or I'll just compensate for abstaining from the one by indulging more in another.

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