Midweek Message

LABC Update – Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Jim Hopkins

February 12, 2024

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. The schedule for the vigils in the Sanctuary is 7-8 am, 11:30-1:00 and 5-6 pm.

A supplication for Ash Wednesday

Return to your heart, O you transgressors, and hold fast to
the One who made you. Stand with the Beloved and
your footing shall be firm. Rest in the
Merciful One and you shalt be buoyed.Where do you go along these rugged paths, pilgrim, so far from home
yet so winsomely loved? Be clear about what you seek,
and where you seek, for the beatific life
cannot be found in the land of illusion.But do not despair, for life is stirring in cracks and clefts and barren
terrain. Train your eyes to see through the tangle of disordered desire.

Resist, even to death, that which bedevils the common good. Welcome
and foster all that shields the battered, that restores harrowed fields and
forests, that reclaims despoiled waters and all creatures great and small.

In these lie your spiritual duty: the performance of your praise
and the practice of your baptismal vows. By such does
your heart’s delight align with your hand’s valor.

Thereby you shall you go out in peace and be led back in joy,
the hills bursting in song, the trees in applause.

(Ken Sehested, borrowing from St. Augustine and Isaiah 55:12)

Tonight on LABC Zoom – Pastor Jim leads Bible Study 6:00  

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