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The First Sunday in Lent, 1 March 2020

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The First Sunday in Lent, 1 March 2020
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 St. Matthew 4:1-11

Background: A Quotation to Think About During this Lententide, I shall devote this segment of the blog to quotations that might give depth and a reflective quality for the readings for this day.
Elaine Pagels in her book, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent, muses on the theology of Saint Augustin and his thoughts on temptation and free will. What are your thoughts?

Ash Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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Ash Wednesday, 26 February 2020 Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Or Isaiah 58:1-22 Psalm 103 Or Psalm 103:8-14 II Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10 St. Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Background:  Ash Wednesday
Mary Claire van Orsdal’s words[1]seem to best express not only the intent of the day but it’s deep purpose as well.  Her vision of our humanity and God’s implicit grace further defines the day.
Whoever on that medieval day Decided that it had to be ashes