Presentation: A Preference for Sacrifice

March 11, 2013

“Love demands preference and preference demands sacrifice.” – Thomas Merton

Everyone likes options, but our faith exemplifies for us that keeping our options open is not a path to happiness or holiness. We live in a society that loves “Yes”, because “Yes” makes us feel important. We believe that doing more is how we can become more holy, but Lent is a time when we relearn the importance of “No.” Is holiness is not a matter of saying more prayers, doing more activities or do we need to do less, so that we can be more?

Jesus’ gives his life freely and so must we. The cross does not happen to him. He chooses it. This Lent, what do we choose?

Presented to the “Ignite” Young Adults Group at St. Patrick’s Church in Toronto, Ontario.


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