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LENTEN REFLECTION – Friday of the First Week of Lent – 10 MARCH

LENTEN REFLECTION – Friday of the First Week of Lent – 10 MARCH

LENTEN REFLECTION FRIDAY 10 MARCH

Let us mortify our curiosity

Blessed John Henry Newman

For example, in respect to curiosity.   What a deal of time is lost, to say nothing else, in this day by curiosity, about things which in no ways concern us.   I am not speaking against interest in the news of the day altogether, for the course of the world must ever be interesting to a Christian from its bearing upon the fortunes of the church but I speak of vain curiosity, love of scandal, love of idle tales, curious prying into the private history of people, curiosity about trials and offences, and personal matters, nay often what is much worse than this, curiosity into sin. What strange diseased curiosity is sometimes felt about the history of murders and of the malefactors themselves! Worse still, it is shocking to say, but there is so much evil curiosity to know about deeds of darkness, of which the Apostle [Paul] says that it is shameful to speak.   Many a person, who has no intention of doing the like, from an evil curiosity reads what he ought not to read.   This is in one shape or other very much the sin of boys and they suffer for it.   The knowledge of what is evil is the first step in their case to the commission of it.   Hence this is the way in which we are called upon, with this Lent we now begin, to mortify ourselves.   Let us mortify our curiosity.

LET US MORTIFY OUR CURIOSITY

 

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