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Lent: Getting over Yourself and Finding Yourself


Fasting and abstinence, ashes on the forehead, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa… And so Lent begins.  It may look like Catholics are a bunch of sorrowful, gloomy, down-on-ourselves people – but we’re not.  We’re realistic.  “Remember, Man, you are but dust, and to dust you will return.”  We know who we are – at least, we should.  But, if we get stuck only on our tendency to hurt ourselves and others (our tendency to sin) and our aching desire to do better and be better without hope, or love, or faith, then we will stay down in the dust of our material existence.  And that is not the whole of who we are.  And, so, I share here a past post of mine that helped me to get over myself – and to find myself.  Because, really, I’m not anything special – but I am cosmically treasured.  

Lent: Getting over Yourself and Finding Yourself.

Christina Chase View All

Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog and have written a book: It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.

2 thoughts on “Lent: Getting over Yourself and Finding Yourself Leave a comment

  1. Christina…..I get more out of your writings, musings and wisdom than any of the books, magazines or articles I read. I’m always refreshed, renewed and reinvigorated spiritually when I read what you have to say. And I “return to the well” to reread my favourites from time to time. You write what everyone thinks and feels, but lacks the talent, skill and ability to put it into words. I think a priest would do well to base a homily or two on your writings! Many blessings to you! SIOUX!


    • Thank you so much for your kind and generous words – it’s a blessing to have encouragement from my readers! I’m so grateful to be able to share some of the joy that God has given to me, so that I may strive to serve Him. Your comment has refreshed and reinvigorated me, Sioux! Glad that you’re reflecting with me,
      Pax Christi


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