Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday in Lent 2

Taking a cue from Jeremiah 3:5a (below), perhaps we may benefit from Lent as a season in which to let go of our deceits and illusions. I believe that is one of its central purposes and greatest benefits.

Grant, O Lord, that as your Son Jesus Christ prayed for his enemies on the cross, so we may have grace to forgive those who wrongfully or scornfully use us, that we ourselves may be able to receive your 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

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