An afternoon snow shower. Big flakes, silver gray sky.
Ash Wednesday descends. Beautiful Mass, changed out my upstairs and downstairs oratories, and picked out some Lenten reading.
This series of books was on my Dad's shelf for many many years. I always remembered seeing it when I would go into his office. This is an amazing history of the Church starting with the ancient Israelites and onward. I am reading the second half of "Jesus and His Times" as it deals with His time spent in Judea before He enters His Passion and Death. It is beautifully written and already has me looking up Scripture quotes shaking my head and saying, "I had no idea this was in the Gospel". I would like to make my way through all the books someday. But for this Lent, I will try to make it through this very meaty volume.
Blessed Lent to you all!