by Dave SimFebruary 14th — which falls on Valentine’s Day in 2018 — is known in the Church calendar as Ash Wednesday. Lent begins every year with Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday. In total, Lent is the 40 (plus 6 Sundays) days before Easter, and is a time set aside for believers to take on a posture of repentance, prayer, and fasting. […]
From Dave Sim’s Facebook post “Jesus’ Protest in the Temple” dated 09/27/2017.
This Sunday’s lectionary Gospel text is timely given our country’s current context of protest and disdain for this protest, ie., NFL players/Trump. Jesus has just cleansed the temple and now occupies it in protest of the corruption/injustices rampant in the temple religious system. (more…)