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Returning to the Lord, our God

Returning to the Lord, our God

“Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.” Joel 2:13

This verse from the Book of Joel serves as the Gospel Acclamation for mass on Ash Wednesday. It is a simple verse, not terribly complicated, and yet should shake each of us to our core with its directive and following affirmation.  Here’s why… (more…)