|"Zeal for your house consumes me." (John
" O Divine Truth, You give so much strength to the soul which clothes
itself with You, that it never falters under the weight of adversity beneath
the burden of troubles and temptations, but in every struggle it gains a great victory. I
am wretched because I have not followed You, O Eternal Truth; hence I am so weak that in
every least tribulation I fall" ...St Catherine of Siena
Q: Is there a biblical basis for abstaining from meat as a sign of repentance?
A: Yes. The book of Daniel states: "In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia . . .
'I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my
lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.'" (Daniel 10:1-3)
Say "I will pray for you" to someone who has shared a difficulty.
Renew my eagerness to work with you in building a better world, so that my
friends may hear your gospel of peace and justice.