Monday, February 18, 2013

Lent--First week

Lent, this year, has been ushered in with a cold, yet relatively clear week. Some sun has actually greeted us some mornings on our way to work. In fact, I was tempted to stop the car one morning and try and capture a beautiful orange, rising sun but the cold and all the telephone wires discouraged me quickly. Another day.

This year as a community we are reading Joan Chittister's God Speaks in Many Tongues. Here's one of the 40 prayers from many faith traditions:


What actions are
Most excellent?

To gladden the heart
of a human being.
To feed the hungry.
To help the afflicted.
To lighten the sorrow
of the sorrowful.
To remove the wrongs
of the injured.
That person is the
most beloved of God
who does most good
To God's creatures.

The Prophet Muhammad

If you're within driving distance of our place you might want to consider the latest in our Lecture Series tomorrow night: Dr. Mary Hembrow Snyder of Mercyhurst University's religion department, will give a presentation: "Death: the great adventure." She's a great gal and I'm sure her thoughts will be very fine. It starts at 7:00 pm.