I do not sit and ponder death most waking moments, but something about remembering mortality enables us to enjoy life, to live life as a thankful response to God’s giving us the opportunity to be here in this time and place. I enjoy Ash Wednesday’s invitation to live in greater awareness of God’s grace at work in our lives and the world.
—Max O. Vincent, Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)
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Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.
—Genesis 2:7 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, I give thanks for all you have done, are doing, and will do. Because of this, I rejoice.
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