The Word Among Us

Lent 2008 Issue

Use Your Head

An Examination of Conscience for Lent

It’s tempting, sometimes, to think of our minds as a hindrance to a deeper life with God: If only my mind weren’t going a mile a minute. . . . I just don’t have the willpower to stick to my Lenten resolutions. . . . I know I shouldn’t think that way, but you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. . . . I’d be holier if I could just turn my mind off. . . .

But while it’s true that our minds can be unruly, Jesus hardly wants us to leave them behind as we follow him! Rather, he wants to transform...

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