Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Have You Got Your Ashes?

From Today's First Reading:
Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment. Perhaps he will again relent and leave behind him a blessing, Offerings and libations for the Lord, your God.
Blow the trumpet in Zion! proclaim a fast, call an assembly; Gather the people, notify the congretation; Assemble the elders, gather the children and the infants at the breast; Let the bridegroom quit his room and the bride her chamber. Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep, And say, "Spare, O Lord, your people, and make not your heritage a reproach, with the nations ruling over them! Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'
Then the Lord was stirred to concern for his land and took pity on his people.
Jl 2:12-18


Karen said...

Will you be posting a reading everyday for Lent? I've been trying to find a study online, but am coming up short. I did one last year, but don't remember where. For now, I'm going to start saying a rosary every day.

Kristen said...

I will. I use the readings from my Daily Roman Missal. This first one really spoke to me today when I was reading over it! Since there are typically two cycles of readings for each day, I usually read both, but I will only post one (if it is an old testament reading). I may also do Psalms. Whatever direction the holy spirit moves me!