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Ash Wednesday
by larry r linville
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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I have made a commitment to try to write a poem each day during Lent (Saturdays don't count). I'm using the Book of Common Prayer to find the scripture of the day.


 

Luke 18:9-14
9He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.11The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ 13But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”
 
As we start the season of Lent,
a time we are called to repent,
it’s good to see the way we’ve been
so we can start over again.
 
Sometimes we proclaim we are good
when we only do what we should.
We want to hire a big brass band
to spread our name throughout the land.
 
Superiority we proclaim
and look for someone we can blame
for the evil world in which we live,
evils we can replace when we give.
 
Today, O Lord, help me imitate
the humble tax collector’s state
of admitting his imperfection
by going in a new direction.
 


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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/17/2010
Sorry Larry, that statement about a tax collector being humble...that threw me off your literary cliff...(LOL)

Georg

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 2/17/2010
Wonderul Larry and true, evils can be replaced when we give.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/16/2010
Sometimes me think ye brag a wee too much / It is a communicable disease.
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