LENTEN MESSAGE: THE FAST BEFORE THE FEAST
If we are to borrow from the inspiration words of the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the period of Lent can be considered the period when we are forced to think about what he calls, the two philosophies of life. According to him, we can choose to start our lives with the Feast and like all feasts, end up with a serious hangover. The second choice is that we can choose the Fast and after that follows the feast. He further noted that: Deferred joys purchased by sacrifices are always the sweetest and most enduring.