As we walk the penitential path with Jesus this Lent, our lectionary readings help us compare and contrast Adam and Jesus so we might better appreciate the great salvation our Lord has worked out for all who believe.
As we begin Lent, our lectionary readings serve as a wake up call to a deeper and more fervent pursuit of our Triune God.
At St Bartholomew’s, my second parish, we celebrated Fr Charlie Martin’s 20 years of service while Bp Dorsey McConnell was there to visit. At St Francis we enjoyed a typical Sunday service. But we both, once again, focused on Luke’s Gospel where Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector who prayed in the temple. Either way, we all need divine forgiveness, as well as a genuinely penitent heart to seek it out.