Unglamorous Idols

He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan.  (Mark 1:13) Struggling with temptation is a daily part of following Jesus.  That’s why he taught us to pray about it.   We say, “Lead us not into temptation.”  In other words, help us not to yield to temptation.  That assumes that we are…

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Treasures in Heaven

Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.  (Matt. 6:20) Everybody knows that Lent is a time of reflection, repentance, prayer, study, fasting and almsgiving.  But why do we do this? The Episcopal answer is often, “Because we’ve always done it that way.” So, let’s ask another question.  Why do we keep doing this? Or more…

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