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Lent Reflections: Feb. 20, 2016

"There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written." (John 21:25)

You can never have enough books … or can you? On this Simple Saturday consider how many books you have and which ones you might actually read again … on paper. Books are good. Reading is even better. But, how many do we have to own, and occasionally dust? Sure, some books are helpful for reference but these days you can get most of the information you need online. Yes, it’s nice to actually hold a book in your hands. The Bible and other spiritual reading can certainly deepen one’s faith and lift your spirit.

BUT, other than the Bible, how many do you re-read? This is not a call to get rid of all your books, but most of us have accumulated more than we need. Choose a few to pass on to friends, to Friends of the Library, to whoever needs a 1995 College Board prep book. As you let go of some books, may it clear your mind to ponder the nature of knowledge, wisdom, and eternity. Click here for more ideas. Use the “Books” tag for even more.

Reading 1 -- Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Responsorial Psalm -- Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8
Verse Before The Gospel -- 2 Corinthians 6:2B
Gospel -- Matthew 5:43-48

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