Encouragement for the Season of Lent

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newmans-desk_640_x_480 Let us pray Him to bless what we venture for Him, that we may not only labour, but may receive our wages, and gather fruit unto life eternal. This world is a very little thing to give up for the next. Yet, if we give it up in heart and conversation, we shall gain the next. Let us aim at the consistent habit of mind, of looking towards God, and rejoicing in the glory which shall be revealed. In that case, whether we eat or drink, or abstain, or whatever we do, we shall do all unto Him. Let us aim at being true heirs of the promise; let us humbly aspire to be His elect, in whom He delighteth, holy and undefiled, „blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,“ among whom we may shine „as lights in the world, holding forth the word of life.“

excerpt of the Sermon:
Apostolic Abstinence a Pattern for Christians PPS VI, p. 38