Lesson from the Book of Exodus. God on Mount Sinai commanded men to honor their parents and to love their neighbor. The Gospel tells us that the Pharisees added to the Commandments human traditions, which consisted of wholly exterior formalities and to which they attached more importance than they did to the law of Moses. The Church therefore seeks to put us on our guard against the observance of merely exterior practices of worship or fasts, which are not united to acts of charity.
During the season of Lent, the Christian, on waking in the morning, will unite himself with the Church…
His heart shall be as hard as a stone and as firm as a smith’s anvil. God does not indeed harden the habitual sinner, but He withdraws His grace in punishment of his ingratitude for past favours; and thus his heart becomes as hard as a stone. And St. Thomas of Villanova says: “Hardness of heart is a sign of damnation.”
Today on ORtv; Tuesday 23rd March 2022| Third Wednesday in Lent