Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church


The First Tuesday in Lent: The Font Extinguishes
February 28, 2012, 7:07 am
Filed under: Lent

Let us be wary that we do not relight the fires of old obsessions which would wreck us on our new voyage [of faith]. Whatever sort of flaming sword it is that guards the doorway of paradise has been already effectively extinguished for each of the faithful in the font of baptism. For the unfaithful, however, the gate remains always formidable, and also for those falsely called faithful though they have not been chosen, since they have no fear of entangling themselves in sins after baptism. It is as though the same fire put out in baptism has been rekindled after it had once been extinguished.

Bede the Venerable (England/c 672-735)

Every day during Lent, a brief thought, meditation, prayer, or picture will be posted here. You’re invited to use this as a jumping off point for your own spiritual practices during this season of preparation for Easter. If you would like to share a response, please comment below!

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