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

25 February 2012

Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Readings of the Day

Arnold Houbraken, The calling of St. Matthew
Ca. 1710. Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum

Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post.
He said to him, "Follow me."
And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed him.
Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house,
and a large crowd of tax collectors
and others were at table with them.
The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples, saying,
"Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
Jesus said to them in reply,
"Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do.

Am I a follower of Jesus?  What do I have to leave behind to follow him?

When am I  too righteous? Whom do I hurt when I am so?

Eternal Father,
turn our hearts to you.
By seeking your kingdom

and by loving one another,
may we become a people who worship you
in spirit and truth.

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