Seasons of penitence, such as Lent, are wonderful times for personal reflection. Penitence is always a transitional verb for Christians. We take stock of our sins and our disposition toward dysfunction. Then we ask God to forgive, heal and transform us. Of course we can do this anytime, but Church Seasons are bookmarks for our lives -- they remind us of our need to take action. And that is a gift!
As you take stock of your life, think about joining us tonight, Thursday evening March 1 and on the next three Thursdays, Marh 8, 15 and 22 (6 pm to 7:30). We'll be looking at the Virtues of Jesus' Passion. There are four virtues that St. Thomas Aquinas highlighted and we'll consider. They are: Patience, Humility, Appropriate Attachment, and Love. We'll read Mark's account, and see how these virtues are highlighted in Jesus' passion and we'll consider how to develop these virtues in our own lives.
Aquinas writes, "Why did the Son of God have to suffer for us? There was a great need, and it can be considered in a twofold way: in the first place, as a remedy for sin, and secondly, as an example of how to act.
Join me as we honor Jesus' actions and seek to act like him.
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.