Umm, did you mean to/why did you use an Easter reading for Lent?! I received this text and call more than once.
This week’s readings invite us to reflect on the whole of our human story from the dust of our creation to the hope of our redemption, to carry that story with us as we journey through Lent. We sojourning through the Lenten wilderness because we have heard and believed the good news. And perhaps, because we are horror struck at the cost of that gospel. We are preparing for the next forty days to hear and receive that good news with clean hands and hearts. The epistle provides one set of thunderous instructions on how to do so. The psalm offers a portrait of the majesty of God before which we must repent and concludes with the grace of the spirit to renew us and, the whole earth.