Noman notes that there is a lot going on in the news. But, today's headlines will inexorably pass to yesterday's news. What will not pass is the annual observance of Ash Wednesday, lent, Calvary, Easter. That is what endures, because it's rooted in the eternal, not merely the natural. And, man yearns for the eternal despite his fixation with the ephemeral.
We are fallen. And, we will die. That is the truth. Regardless of who wins in Libya, Wisconsin, DC or Egypt, the Lord has left us all a message. "Remember, O man, that from dust you came and to dust you shall return."
Dear Lord, let Noman see his earthly life for what it is. Give him the rectitude of intention to live lent as you want him to, so as to glimpse the verities that can't be seen with eyes. St. Jerome, pray for us.