March 5 (Ash Wednesday; First day of Lent)
Old Testament Reading; Leviticus 13:1-59
Here it talks about regulations regarding infectious skin disease and mildew. These rules regarding the “unclean” may seem harsh; yet it is obvious they were designed to protect the people. Gods’ wisdom surpasses our feelings.
New Testament Reading; Mark 12:28-44
Jesus was asked which is the greatest commandment.
29”The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 31The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
Kimberly’s thoughts; Later in the Chapter, is the example of the widow who gave everything she had to live on, to the offering. For Lent, I am going to try to give more of my life to God and be more caring and helpful to my neighbor…as I say this, I am wondering how I will have time. What will you do to honor God during Lent?
22”For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life.”