Lent: Why We Do What We Do

Sermon by The Reverend Jodi Baron, Co-Rector, Ash Wednesday, Year A, March 1, 2017, Matthew 6:1-6,16-21

“Whenever you give alms, whenever you pray, whenever you fast, do so in secret, so that your practices may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Happy Ash Wednesday???? That was the greeting someone from a business downtown said to me this morning. Doesn’t really fit, right? But what do we say today? Happy anything? Not really. Not quite. I’m still working on that one…

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