Sermon; Ash Wednesday: "Title"
Date: March 6, 2019
Liturgical Day: Ash Wednesday; Year C
Jesus warns us against practicing our piety before others to be seen by them. This isn’t a general denouncement of piety — the focus on piety has had a positive influence on our life together over the years. Instead, Jesus is warning us against acting faithfully in order to draw attention to ourselves. Discipleship Habits and Faith Practices have been commended to us not in order to impress others, but to draw us into a wholehearted love of God, and a fierce commitment to love our neighbor. May this year’s Lenten practices do that for each of us!