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5 March 2014
My dear Friends:
Remember, you are dust, and to dust you will return — Sober words. These words are spoken to us as blessed ashes are imposed on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday. A sober reminder that no matter who we are, no matter how old or young, one day we will return to dust! This is something that none of us can escape.
And yet, we need not be afraid. We need not be overwhelmed with dread, with fear. We need not become discouraged or distraught. We know that beyond the grave there is life. We know that the grave is not the end for the person of faith. We have hope. We trust in the Lord.
Still, it is good to be reminded that this life is not the be-all and end-all. There is another life, eternal life. And we actually prepare ourselves in this passing life for the life that will never end. The season of Lent provides us with such a reminder and opportunity. We are invited into the desert to take stock of our lives, to examine where we are on our journey to the Lord. Through the threefold program of prayer, fasting and almsgiving (cf. Matt 6:1-6, 16-18) we are encouraged to enter into the Lenten season, to deepen our relationship with the Lord and with our brothers and sisters.
During this Lenten season may we all draw nearer to the Lord in this life always with a view to the life to come. May we, through our acts of sacrifice and self-denial, purge ourselves of all self interest and turn our hearts, minds and lives to the glory of God so that, when Easter arrives, we will be ready to truly celebrate our Lord and Savior, risen from the dead.
Be assured of my prayers for each of you during this great and holy season of Lent. Please, pray for me.
Yours devotedly in the Lord,
Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D.D.
Bishop of Covington
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