Suggested Readings for the start of Lent

Matthew 4: 1-10, Mark 1:9-12, Luke 3:21, 23a with 4:1-13 –Jesus’ time in the wilderness

Psalms 51, 38 or 102 –Penitential Psalms; Jonah 3 –the right reaction from the “wrong” people

Isaiah 58 –God’s definition of true fasting; Isaiah 1:10-20 or Psalm 50–God’s reaction to insincere worship

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 or Romans 10: 8b-13–Christians as beneficiaries of Jesus’ work of reconciliation

Matthew 6: 1-18 –Jesus’ teaching on giving, prayer and fasting; Luke 5: 27-39 –Jesus’ calling to a new life

Luke 15:11-32 –Jesus’ teaching on the Father’s generous welcome to the repentant sinner

1st Week of Lent

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