Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A final thought for Shrove Tuesday

Here is a formula from the ancient Ambrosian liturgy, as quoted by Abbot Gueranger in The Liturgical Year for Shrove Tuesday:

Sweet is this present life, but it passes away; terrible, O Christ is thy judgment, and it endures forever. Let us, therefore, cease to love what is unstable, and fix our thought on what is eternal: saying: Christ, have mercy upon us!

Now the time has come to go into the desert, the desert of Lent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The Battle won't last long, and the end will be everlasting. Let us walk toward heaven!" St. Thersa of Avila