Daily Prayer & Bible Reading

Daily Prayer & Bible Reading

LENT | FEBRUARY 14–MARCH 30, 2024

“These forty days called Lent (“length”) have grounded generations of Christians in the deflating joy of God’s love since the early days of the church. What do I mean? Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, where we are urged to go ahead and cut to the chase: this body of ours is, well, mortal. We are needy, frail creatures on our way back to the dust we came from. That decay of the body mirrors the malady of the soul: We are broken people who sin against others with alarming regularity. We are people of “unclean lips who dwell among people of unclean lips” (Isa. 6:5). We are creatures so bad off that we require drastic measures of rescue, even resuscitation. That is how this season begins and ends. Each of us is free to resist that scalpel to the heart (Acts 2:37), but we resist as one who resists the gas mask in the burning house.”

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