Ash Wednesday – 26 February 2020
Joel 2:12-18. Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17. 2 Corinthians 5:20–6:2. Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.
Lent Is Preparation. The gospel reminds us about these guides for Lent: (1) give alms in secret, (2) pray in secret (and always), and (3) fast with a washed face. This non-gloomy approach gives a pattern for us to teach the elect by example the importance of baptismal life – a life they will embrace with us after Lent’s end.
- What alms can I give to feed and clothe and house those in need?
- How will my praying in little and big ways change me?
- How will my eating less strengthen my Christian life?