"Lord God, thank you for this year of grace and mercy. Help us be missionaries of mercy that our world may know your mercy, our only true hope."
- Some Lentern thoughts from our good friend, RYM Daily Lenten Moment: Day 4: 'To Fast' or 'Too Fast'? That is the Q' Everyone is in a mad rush these days! People are dashing here and there. The pace of life is relentless. Speed is of the essence and time is precious. The world around is moving... and it's moving fast! Fast food and cars, express trains and supermarket lanes, super-fast broadband and even speed dating. It seems we have no time to lose! So it's ironic then that in Lent the word 'fast' means something quite different. It is a time where we slow everything down, where we take stock of our lives. Fasting helps us to deny ourselves rather than seek the instant fix to our needs and wants. Fasting serves to remind us of our need for God. It serves to remind us that we can't do this alone and that only He can satisfy our hunger. We need Him and He needs us! Its ironic again then that I write this to you from a Caffe Nero Express with an instant coffee in my hand, before dashing off to another meeting via the tube. But hey! Lent is a journey not a race. So I've plenty time to practice what I preach! We may not be able to change the pace of the world around us, but we can make a promise this Lent to slow down, deny ourselves a little and make time for the Lord and for others around us. 'To fast' or 'too fast'? - that is the question! Daily reflections on Paul's own Facebook page. Paul Murphy is Coordinator of Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM). He runs Young Adult Groups in Liverpool, London and Birmingham - email: email@example.com.
- Pancake decorating competition at St Peter's, New Barnet this evening #highstandards #catholic… instagram.com/p/BBsyoswLbuY/
- Pancake decorating competition at St Peter's, New Barnet this evening #highstandards #catholic #youth #pancakes
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What is hell?
Hell is the condition of everlasting separation from God, the absolute absence of love.