Monthly Archives: February 2018

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.  …