Monday, March 06, 2017

The other day a friend of mine said in an email, "I hope you have a spiritually productive Lent." That is a fairly standard way to talk among Catholics these days. It occurs to me, though, that better way to say the same thing would be, "have a spiritually fruitful Lent." Perhaps we are overly affected by Cartesian mechanistic thinking."fruitful" has a more organic feel to it. It helps us remember that we are being regenerated to new life.