ASH WEDNESDAY 2015: Reflection for Ash Wednesday, February 18

by Joan Chittister, osb Joel 2:12-18 | 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus' words make short shrift of public wrestling with inner goodness. "When you give alms, keep it a secret. When you pray, do it quietly. When you fast, don't look wan." The religion of Jesus, in other words, is not a … Continue reading ASH WEDNESDAY 2015: Reflection for Ash Wednesday, February 18

LENT 2014: Reflection for Ash Wednesday, March 5

by Kathy Schmitt Joel 2:12-18 | 2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2 | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20) As we embark on the journey of Lent, we hear Paul’s stirring declaration: we are ambassadors for … Continue reading LENT 2014: Reflection for Ash Wednesday, March 5