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Old Feb 23, '11, 6:47 pm
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Question Lent Bible Question

help please

for Lent
I was thinking of reading straight through all of the 4 gospels each day for the 45 days. My goal is to grow my spirituality and knowledge of the gospels, so I figured this would be great -- however, would reading the resurrection in each gospel be contrary to the spirit of Lent? I was really excited about this... but now hesitant.

so what do you think. No?

ideas welcome!

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Old Feb 23, '11, 7:17 pm
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Default Re: Lent Bible Question

Last year for Lent I re-read many of the books of the Bible, including the four Gospel accounts. I do not think that reading the entire accounts including the Resurrection would be contrary to the spirit/intent of the Lenten season. Fasting, penance, remembering our Lord's great sacrifice of love are all very important aspects of Lent. However, Lent is meant to spur growth in all areas of our spiritual lives. The Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection go together. You cannot separate them without taking something away from their spiritual meaning.

You may also want to consider reading the Psalms and some of the other wisdom books of the Bible during Lent (assuming you have the time of course).

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Old Feb 23, '11, 8:14 pm
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I would also read the Acts because Luke and Acts were written as one book and later split. It is a good idea to see what the original apostles went through after the first Easter. I love reading Catholic literature especially during Lent, so good luck and happy reading!
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Old Feb 23, '11, 10:31 pm
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Read the Gospels and don't worry. Daily reading of the Word is a wonderful way to grow in grace and faith anytime. During Lent, doing anything that brings you into closer contact with God is the best way to spend your time. Pray to the Holy Spirit before you begin to read, too
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