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Meditation – Ash Wednesday Year A
Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 51:1-17
2nd Corinthians 5 ;20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

It is a common practice among Christians to “give up something for Lent” – quite often it is chocolate; not exactly a necessity. It is also becoming popular to have a “hunger lunch” and to give the money saved to a charity. In Bible times, fasting usually signified abstaining from all food and drink for a period of time. Fasting must be for a purpose; the Israelites fasted as part of their religious observance, either as mourning (on atonement day or for marking disasters in Jewish history), for penitence or for seeking God’s help and guidance... 

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