LENTCAzT 31: Friday 4th Week of Lent – Fool or Sinner?

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Today is Friday in the 4th Week of Lent.  This is a 1st Friday!

Examine your consciences and then…

GO TO CONFESSION!

These daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day,

I persevere in this daily project in thanks to my donors. a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt14/0431Lent2014.mp3

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6 Responses to LENTCAzT 31: Friday 4th Week of Lent – Fool or Sinner?

  1. Siculum says:

    I probably need to be skinned alive.

  2. SKAY says:

    Thank you Father.

  3. Laura R. says:

    For some reason I can’t get it to play out the full length — I keep getting cut off after 30 -60 seconds or so. I liked the first bit I heard but now am curious what prompted Siculum’s response!

  4. jameeka says:

    Laura R:
    “Sorrow [for sin] is an intention to abandon the ego. It is hard. Sometimes it is like being skinned alive, peeling away sins and getting rid of some of them, taking on the firm purpose of amendment…I believe that most people are sorry for their sins not just because they dread the loss of heaven and fear hell, it is because they have hurt our Lord. After all, it is the Cross that reveals the dimension of sin. No one ever thoroughly sees sin in its utter nakedness until he understands redemption. Take the errors and the stupidity and the crimes of every day. People summarize them by saying, “Oh, what a fool I made of myself!” There is a world of difference between that and, “Oh, what a sinner I am!”
    Fulton J. Sheen, Audio Tape, “Penance”

  5. Laura R. says:

    Thanks, Jameeka!

    I’d like to read/hear more from Bishop Sheen.

  6. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father!