Observing Lent — Reading Scripture

Today marks the second Sunday in Lent, and the end of my first full week of observing Lent. So far I’ve done well with reading Scripture–or at least listening to the Daily Prayer Podcasts–and trying to take the words to heart.

Weekly Scripture Readings

The Old Testament readings have been pieces of the story of Joseph, which you may know as Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors or Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (the musical). It’s really such a good story that touches on so many human failings (favoritism, jealously, pride) and redeeming qualities (honesty, love, forgiveness).

The New Testament readings have been from Paul’s First Letter To The Corinthians. While I struggle with many of Paul’s writings, I appreciate many others. But, none of this weeks readings from I Corinthians really spoke to me.

On the other hand, I found lots of good nuggets in the Psalms and prayers.

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Have you seen Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?

Are you going to see the “Noah” movie?

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