Ash Wednesday

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Build up others this Lent with your thoughts on the Sunday Mass readings and meditation. Three questions for reflection and discussion will be offered for Ash Wednesday and each of the six Sundays during Lent. Please pray through the questions and share your insights or what the Lord spoke to you in the comments area below. Your words will inspire others in The Word Among Us community and encourage them during this grace-filled season.

We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God… . Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 5:20; 6:2).

Now. Today. This very moment. This is a time of unfathomable grace and favor from heaven. Believe it or not, Ash Wednesday is not meant to be a day for focusing on our sinfulness. No, it’s an opportunity to focus on heaven. True, Paul is exhorting us to be reconciled to God—but not in the sense of a command so much as in the sense of a joyful invitation. Right now, God’s favor is upon us, and he is inviting us to come and receive his grace.

God has never stopped pursuing us. Throughout Israel’s history, he was always at his people’s side, offering them…

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