Friday 2 March 2018
Ember Day. Day of Penance.
Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28. Psalm 104(105):16-21. Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46.
Remember the marvels the Lord has done—Psalm 104(105):16-21.
Remember the marvels the Lord has done.
When we are down in the dumps, let us count our blessings—God’s providing; the sun that shines upon us; the rain refreshing the earth. The Lord’s grain of wheat falls into the earth, dies, and from it comes the stalk and the grains, the fruit of the earth, God’s marvel is our blessing, our sustenance.
‘You make fresh grass grow for cattle and plants for us to grow our crops and produce wine to make us happy, olive oil to make cheerful and bread to make us strong.’
And—further—sight, hearing, speech, memory, intelligence, family and friends, faith, grace.