Lent

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February 25, 2018 – Second Sunday of Lent

The Winter Olympics are wrapping up, and it reminds me of my favorite winter sport—skiing.  I love to watch the downhill, slalom, even the ski jumping.  And if you’ve ever skied before, you know that when you’re up on a mountain, covered in snow, and the sun comes out, the mountain turns dazzling white.  It […]

February 18, 2018 – First Sunday of Lent

The words that close the gospel reading today are the same words spoken to each of us as we received ashes on our heads:  “Repent, and believe in the gospel.”  As I mentioned on Wednesday, Lent is a time for us to take on the ascetical practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.  And in addition […]

March 26, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Laetare! Be glad, y’all!  That’s the nickname of this, the 4th Sunday of Lent.  There’s lots to be glad about.  The flowers are blooming, the weather is beautiful, Lent is more than halfway over, and of course, the priest gets to wear the pink chasuble.  It’s a symbol of joy in the middle of a […]

March 19, 2017 – Third Sunday of Lent

Well, the weather is finally warming up, and it’s supposed to reach the upper 80s this week.  I’m much more of a fan of cold weather myself, but that’s hard to come by here in Texas.  So every year when it gets hot, I try to find time to go for a swim to cool […]

March 5, 2017 – First Sunday of Lent

Did you give up chocolate for Lent?  I hope that some of you were able to watch the video from the Best Lent Ever program.  It’s not too late; just take one of those cards home with you today, give them your email address, and you’ll receive a 3-5 minute video every day of Lent.  […]