28 Thursday 3rd week of Lent
The Christian life is a constant battle (Gaudete et exsultate 158) .
‘But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.’
Charles Peguy compared God with a father who is teaching his son how to swim. If he holds his son above the water, he will never learn to swim. You learn swimming by swimming. … How is he to become a champion swimmer? Unless the father throws his son into the stormy waters, the spring tide, of hard and even harsh circumstances, he will never learn to “swim”, he will never be formed in the image of the only begotten Son. (Notes 1955 – JK)