From an old friend, a hopeful note.
Also, he shows that Catholics can have a sense of humor.
Dear Fr. Z,
Everyone I spoke with after Mass today feels as I and many of your blogreaders do — we are all redoubling our efforts at holiness, including increased fasting, spiritual reading and prayer. Every one I spoke with today. Nobody is disheartened.
Fasting is also good for the body, especially as we age, I hear. I buy frozen Ezekiel bread at the commissary nearby, and the Ezekiel recipe contains all the amino acids necessary for humans. It’s a little cardboard-ish, but tolerable with a little butter or peanut butter.
(I hope the following isn’t too flippant for serious times, but it’s rather clever, I thought — was sent to me earlier today.)
Today’s “Entrance Hymn”: