Friday, March 6, 2009

Lent is time of training for life

Lent is time of training for life says our Presiding Bishop.

"We are dust hoping to be worthy of the image of God," the Presiding Bishop said during her sermon, adding that humans are "made of the same dust that comes ultimately from the stars."

"Lent is our opportunity to bless this dust so that it can shine even brighter than the stars like the light of Christ," she said. "Our world needs this light resurrected from dust."

Jefferts Schori traced the Ash Wednesday invitation to practice a Holy Lent through self-examination and repentance, prayer, fasting, self-denial, and reading and meditating on Scripture. She likened Lent to spring training in baseball but added "this training is for life."

An audio recording of Jefferts Schori preaching in both Spanish and English in the semi-open air chapel at Hogar Escuela Episcopal is available here. [From ENS]

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