|Ash Wednesday 2014|
12 Yet even now, says the Lord,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping and mourning.
13 Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the Lord, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.
14 Perhaps he will again relent
and leave behind him a blessing.
Offerings and libations
for the Lord, your God.
*Verses from today's Ash Wednesday Mass readings, are quoted from a ragged "The New American Bible" (St. Joseph Edition), Catholic Book Publishing Co, New York, © 1970. Humble Bloggers Mother owned and read this bible often. She died August 19, 2004 at the age of 86.