Ash WednesdayMatthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Today’s gospel readings give us a blueprint for Lent. Give alms and pray. And do both privately, not for the world to see, but for God alone. May our Lenten journey be a time of prayerful reflection and service that brings us closer and closer to the Lord. May our purpose be one of personal holiness, for the greater honor and glory of God alone.