Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Almsgiving this Lent

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MESSAGE OF HIS
HOLINESS BENEDICT XVIFOR LENT 2008
"Christ made Himself poor for you" (2 Cor 8,9)


Almsgiving helps us to overcome this constant temptation,
teaching us to respond to our neighbor's needs and to share
with others whatever we possess through divine goodness.
This is the aim of the special collections in favor of the poor,
which are promoted during Lent in many parts of the world.
In this way, inward cleansing is accompanied by a gesture
of ecclesial communion, mirroring what already took place
in the early Church. In his Letters, Saint Paul speaks
of this in regard to the collection for the Jerusalem
community (cf. 2 Cor 8-9; Rm 15, 25-27).
- Pope Benedict XVl






2 comments:

Esther said...

Easter, hope you don't mind me sharing one reason Alsmgiving will be foremost in our minds this Lent.
http://catholicnotebook.blogspot.com/2008/02/fast-and-abstinence-in-perspective.html
God bless,

Easter A. said...

Wonderful! I will link to mine...
Love,
Easter