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Ash Wednesday and Beyond

Readings for 1st Sunday in Lent

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19; and Matthew 4: 1-11



Ash Wednesday 1 March

The observance of a holy Lent as recalled in the Ash Wednesday liturgy: “by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.”

These are five options to develop our spirituality muscles this Lent. I think the five are linked to prayer and study. Either of the areas is a part of prayer and study or a direct result. So reading this Lenten study, praying before,   during or after. Looking at something else; a film, some music, the News, a single book of the New Testament….. and react within yourself and for others beyond yourself.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, this Lent give me a portion of that grace to be obedient to your Spirit to heed your call and develop to be wiser in my love of you though and into others around me. Amen


‘Hash’ Wednesday

A small group of people gather each week in Huddersfield – they are fondly known as the ‘Moppers’, from a time when they would make mops, for whom and why I am not privy. The group meet each week for conversation and food, or ‘company’ as it used to be called.

Each week one of the party provides a different supper for the group. What did the roistered chef provide this Wednesday?

Corn Beef ‘Hash’ – nothing could be more appropriate on ‘Ash Wednesday!