The Acceptable Time
St. Paul always lived with an intense awareness of the grace of the moment. “Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation!” (2 Cor 6: 2). And, like Jesus before him, he was eager to observe the seasons of grace, even if it required a little extra effort (see Acts 20:16).
He recognized, too, that there were appoint times for penance and purification, and he was happy to keep them (see Acts 21:26-27), matching external observance...