Ash Wednesday

Joel 2.12-18; Ps 50; II Corinthians 5.20—6.2; Matthew 6.1-6,16-18

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return.” [Genesis 3.19] God’s chilling declaration to our primal parents correlates sin—our sundered relationship to God—with death. [Romans 5.12; I Corinthians 15.22] 

Jesus offers three tools for the revitalisation, the renewal of life worthy of the name.
[John 10.10] These tools aren’t punishments so much as they are avenues for coming to our senses, returning to the embrace of a loving Father. [Luke 15.17-20]  These three tools are almsgiving, prayer, and fasting.  We arm ourselves with these weapons of self-restraint so that the Lord himself can show his pity on us, can receive us as his sons and daughters. [Hebrews 12.5-13]

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