Ash Wednesday

Today is Valentine’s Day to most of the world, but it is also Ash Wednesday to the Church, marking the beginning of the season of Lent.  This is a time of repentance, and the traditional readings from Joel 2:12-19 and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 reinforce this theme.  In both texts there is a contrast between those who have a repentant faith …

The Great Physician

It’s flu season, and this year it seems like it’s particularly bad.  Of course, there’s not much you can do when you have a virus, other than getting plenty of rest and drinking plenty of liquids.  There are now some anti-viral medications that seem to help too.  When we get sick, normally we head to the doctor to be treated.  …