One More Lent - Easter Final Week - Catholicism

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One More Lent - Easter Final Week - Catholicism

Post by mom3 » 26 Mar 2018, 16:15 ...

These are their sacred traditions. I really like the intent behind the practices.
"I stayed because it was God and Jesus Christ that I wanted to follow and be like, not individual human beings." Chieko Okazaki Dialogue interview

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Re: One More Lent - Easter Final Week - Catholicism

Post by Roy » 27 Mar 2018, 12:49

Symbolism is beautiful! :thumbup:
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Re: One More Lent - Easter Final Week - Catholicism

Post by Curt Sunshine » 27 Mar 2018, 15:11

I don't like the actual practice, but I do love the meaning behind it.

Also, yes, symbolism can be wonderful.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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