Archbishop Smith: The Annual Checkup
It is that time of year again for that annual check-up we call Lent. This is a checkup of the spiritual kind, an examination of the soul.
When we go to our annual visit with a medical doctor, it often happens that he or she will send us for further examinations. The objective is to “look within” to see what is happening inside the body. This glance into the interior happens through blood tests, x-rays, CT scans and the like. The aim, of course, is to achieve a through and accurate diagnosis, so as to set out a plan for healing.