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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Story For Ash Wednesday

I went to mass today, against my own free will. But I do have a story to tell from my wasted hour...

I sat in the pew, listening to the reading. A lay person recited a passage from Matthew:
1 Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

I then stood, in line with the rest of the congregation, walked to the priest, and allowed him to plaster the symbol of the Catholic faith on my forehead.


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