Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ash Wednesday 2009

But God said to Jonah, ‘Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?’ And he said, ‘Yes, angry enough to die.’ Then the Lord said, ‘You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labour and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?’

There is in me a self-righteous Jonah who needs to be reminded, often, to let go of my judgmentalism and learn once again to care.

Because God cares.

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

... and also many animals...

Crimson Rambler said...

we're looking at the seven deadlies this season, had good fun last night (full of pancakes) with ANGER and this was very much front and centre!