Friday, March 10, 2017

'Pray without ceasing in behalf of other men...'

Dear Parish Faithful,

GREAT LENT:  The Eleventh Day

"And pray without ceasing in behalf of other men.  For there is in them the hope of repentance that they may attain to God. See, then, that they be instructed by your works, if in no other way. Be meek in response to their wrath, humble in opposition to their boasting; to their blasphemies return your prayers; in contrast to their error, be steadfast in the faith; and for their cruelty, manifest your gentleness.  While we take care not to imitate their conduct, let us be found their brothers and sisters in all true kindness; and let us seek to be followers of the Lord that so no plant of the devil may be found in you, but remain in all holiness and sobriety in Jesus Christ, both with respect to the flesh and spirit."

~ St. Ignatius of Antioch

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