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Lenten Reflection

Self-denial is the doorway
that leads us closer to God.
To lose oneself is to gain
a deeper intimacy with Christ.

Self-doubt is the window 
through which the devil
makes his entrance.



3/9/11  Ash Wednesday

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  1. Date: 3/19/2011 9:10:00 PM
    I love it we have to die to this world before we can live

  1. Date: 3/18/2011 4:41:00 PM
    Words of wisdom Ellen .. u have written a powerful message for all to read.. and deeper intimacy with Christ is the only way as HE is the Way the Truth and the Life..luv..

  1. Date: 3/18/2011 4:09:00 PM
    This is exactly how fasting during lent was explained to us in Catholic school, Ellen. I take it we share the same religious background and I can relate to the message in this poem and I wholeheartedly agree with the second verse as well. I'm sorry "The Enigma" hit close to home for you -- it was based on a relationship I had. It's a painful situation to be in, isn't it? But for the booze, I think we might have been happy together. Love, Carolyn