Sunday, February 28, 2016

Jesus Through My Failures

How my cheeks feel
After having all four wisdom teeth out on Monday my mouth was still a bit sore, so I preached an abbreviated homily [HERE] this weekend. The Gospel and Collect suggested to me this theme of the importance of being lifted up by God, rather than by any merits of my own. Here's the Collect:
O God, author of every mercy and of all goodness,
who in fasting, prayer and almsgiving
have shown us a remedy for sin,
look graciously on this confession of our lowliness,
that we, who are bowed down by our conscience,
may always be lifted up by your mercy.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Persevere in your Lenten resolutions, but don't let your failures draw you away from Jesus!

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