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Love on Ash Wednesday

"In one of those beautiful and strange holy day coincidences, this year Ash Wednesday, which inaugurates the Christian season of Lent, falls on the same day as Valentine’s Day, a holiday with obscure origins that may or may not include a martyred saint, but that now has become synonymous with love.
What next?  Easter on April Fools Day?  Oh… wait.   Well, more about that later.
Holy days, like Ash Wednesday and Lent break into our ‘normal’ lives and give us the opportunity to step back, reflect on our lives, and imagine the world not only as it is, but as it might be.  Last month, we turned to Auburn’s Dean, Rabbi Justus Baird and Jewish partners for reflections that connected the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat to the movement for environmental justice." ... [Full Article by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush].




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