Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lesson for Lent: Endurance

Glory to You, O Lord, Glory to You!
Hebrews 12: 1-10

"If those attacked by many passions of soul and body endure patiently, do not out of negligence surrender their free will, and do not despair, they are saved. Similarly, he who has attained the state of dispassion, freedom from fear and lightness of heart, quickly falls if he does not confess God's grace continually by not judging anyone. Indeed, should he dare to judge someone, he makes it evident that in acquiring his wealth he has relied on his own strength, as St. Maximus states." --St Peter of Damascus

1. Why is endurance necessary?
2. Who is our example? What traits did Jesus show us that are worth copying?
3. In the Lesson, St Peter talks about enduring the passions. Why should we? How is this relevant to Lent?
4. How long should we endure, according to the Scripture and the Lesson?

Receive one credit for this activity. E-mail your answers by March 16 to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com. God bless your learning!

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