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When You’ve Lost that Lenten Feelin’

Joannie Watson posts a helpful reflection on IntergratedCatholicLife

"As we approach everyone’s favorite time of year, it’s a good time to remember the place of “feelings” in the spiritual life.

Maybe Lent isn’t your favorite time of year. It isn’t mine. But that doesn’t change the fact that we need times of fast in our lives. As I’ve written here before, if we are going to properly feast, we must properly fast. 

This year, you might not be feeling particularly drawn to giving anything up for Lent or embracing extra penance. Perhaps it feels as if we’ve already given up so much. Maybe we’ve lost family members or jobs. We miss our families and friends and social lives. Our mental health may be suffering. "

Please head over to IntergratedCatholicLife to read the full post

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