Monday, March 03, 2003

Vatican Publishes Pope John Paul II's Lenten Message Online

Read the entire text at the Vatican website. Here is a snipet:

«It is more blessed to give than to receive». When believers respond to the inner impulse to give themselves to others without expecting anything in return, they experience a profound interior satisfaction.

"It is more blessed to give than to receive," is a passage from the Acts of the Apostles that I believe is actually a quote from Jesus that St. Paul mentions there. The Pope is taking this verse as the suggested theme for our observance of Lent this year.