Lectionary Haiku 2/3/2022 (Ash Wednesday)

Ash Wednesday begins the fasting season of Lent, inviting pilgrimage with Jesus on the road to Good Friday (that which was described on Transfiguration Sunday as his (and our) exodus – or way out of our human dilemma). A range of texts today carries this theme of penitence and reflection on the human condition.

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Joel 2:1-2, 12-17

Blow loud the trumpet
Warn of advancing danger
There is time to turn

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Isaiah 58:1-12

We like to pretend
We virtue signal goodness
Our acts betray us

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Psalm 51:1-17

What can I offer?
A broken and contrite heart
You will not despise.

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2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10

Now is the right time
Reach out, accept your cleansing
It is freely given

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Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

It looks so pious
The ash daubed on my forehead
What of the inside?

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Published by wonderingpilgrim

Okay Boomer - that I am. But not one of them know-it-all ones! Still learning that the more I know, the more I have yet to learn. What I do know, however, I know well.

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