Cusp-a point of transition, as from one historical period to the next;
the borders between the twelve astrological signs.
You are considered to be "on the cusp" if you were born
within a day or two of the beginning or end of any sign.

The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863; Albert Bierstadt

26 February 2012

First Sunday of Lent

Readings of the Day

Jesus Ministered to by Angels, James Jacques Tissot, Brooklyn Museum.

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert,
and he remained in the desert for forty days,
tempted by Satan.
He was among wild beasts,
and the angels ministered to him.

After John had been arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
"This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
                                                                                    Repent, and believe in the gospel."

Mark 1:12-15

Father of light,
in you is found no shadow of change
but only the fullness of  life and limitless truth.
Open our hearts to the voice of your Word
and free us from the origin darkness that shows, our vision.
Restore our sight that we may look upon your Son
who calls us to repentance and a change of heart,
for he lives and reigns with you for ever and ever.
                                                     from the Liturgy of the Hours

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