Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sign of Jonah
The Sign of Jonah. Hard sacrifices called for. I know what they are, the question is can I put on the sackcloth like the people of Nineveh? This is not giving up cake and ice cream or any of that symbolic stuff. These are real sacrifices. Acting on them will cause some moments of pain. There must be Eucharist, Reconciliation and prayer, there must be emptying so that grace can fill the hole created by the sacrifice or else the sacrifice is just fooling around. You can't pull a tooth and leave the socket empty. It did not take long this morning after reading this passage to know that this is serious stuff.