Good evening, Church! I apologize for not posting this Lenten blog earlier today. My, how time gets away when one’s mind is preoccupied with many other “things.” There’s really nothing else to say except, “Forgive me;” I promise to try and keep the early morning schedule going! Thanks! I tend to “beat myself up” over things like this; so, being extended forgiving grace sure helps. The Lenten Scripture readings and prayer for today are: Psalm 94, 95; Genesis 49:29–50:14; I Corinthians 11:17-34; Mark 8:1-10. “Joyful praise in Lent? I’m not sure I always feel that. I ask You to help me prepare to understand and embrace the paschal mystery in my life. I don’t always see the beauty and mystery of this season and often I run from the pain. Help me to see how Your saving grace and Your loving touch in my life can fill me with joyful praise of the salvation You have sent to me. In Jesus’ beautiful and mysterious name I pray. Amen.” OK, now I’m all better. Thanks for journeying; Blessings to all–PT.