Friday, February 14, 2003

The sexuality teachings get all the attention, but I think the Church's teaching that stands most against the prevailing culture is that Fridays are a day reserved for fasting, prayer, and repentance.

In the US, Fridays are the day when people go out for lunch. After work, people head out to happy-hours with all you can eat buffets. People bring boxes of donuts to the office, and various celebrations are planned.

The Catholic who seriously makes Friday a day of fasting and prayer is probably capable of overcoming almost any temptation. I pray that I'll do a better job.
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