THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for March 7th, 2014
Friday after Ash Wednesday
Liturgical texts here
HEAVEN, not earth, is our home. Thus, St. Paul writes:
Beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war against your soul. (1 Pet 2:11)
We all know there is a battle brewing everyday of our lives between the flesh and the spirit. Even though, through Baptism, God gives us a new heart and renewed spirit, our flesh is still subject to the gravity of sin — those inordinate appetites that want to drag us from the orbit of holiness into the dust of worldliness. And what a battle it is!