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The path to transformation

This post originally was begun on Shrove Tuesday, as part of an intended series of reflections on Lent. In keeping with the writer’s sins of procrastination and poor time management it is offered here, on the first Friday in Lent. 992 more words


When We Fast

“When We Fast”

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 (6:16) – February 14, 2018

The church season of Lent is a season of penitence, a forty-day period of time where we contemplate our inner selves, our sins, our shortcomings, and our position before God. 808 more words


For dust I am, and to dust I shall return.

And so shall all my works, such as have not already crumbled to ashes in my hand. 171 more words


A Sign of our Mortality

The custom of imposing ashes on our foreheads as a sign of our mortality on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the penitential season of Lent, has the potential to encourage us to think that mortality is something we should repent of. 226 more words


Sorrow ... Contrition ... Repentance ... (part 2)

https://notmyfirstrodeoblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/15-mother-of-sorrows.m4aMother of Sorrows”, Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles, from the album “Lent At Ephesus”, (2014)

Back again, and all the tempests and crisis of the last three weeks have been more or less successfully and favorably resolved. 384 more words

The Inner Struggle

Food For Thought

Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast – as you really are. For Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed. 446 more words