The Word Among Us

Lent 2015 Issue

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

Lenten Wisdom from St. Leo the Great

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight: Lenten Wisdom from St. Leo the Great

Dearly beloved, we have been taught by our Redeemer, “Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word of God,” and so it is right that all Christians, no matter how much they fast, should cultivate the desire to satisfy themselves with the “Word of God” rather than bodily food.

Therefore, let us begin this Lenten season with eagerness, ready to progress in devotion to our Lord, not by an empty fasting or almsgiving,...

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