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    this was the Opening Prayer of Confession at tonight's Ash Wednesday shindig.

    "O, God, When we pause to look back at our lives on this Ash Wednesday, we realize we have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. We neglected to do good when it was in our power to do so. We, like believers of old, have pulled down your altars and erected idols crafted in our own image. We have turnd our backs on the poor, choosing instead to criminalize poverty. We have ignored the cries of the motherless, fatherless, the widow and widower choosing instead to turn children and the elderly into the new poor. We have bankrupt the country with our greed and consumed more than our share of the worlds riches. We have not dealt honorably with our enemies or our friends, and we feigned a place in the company of the righteous. Forgive us, O God, for turning sackcloth and ashes into a fashion statement by pursuing form without substance. Forgive us, O God, for the times we have neglected to provide our children and our world an authentic example of Christianity. As we begin the journey of these 40 days, Wash us, O God and we shall be clean. Cleanse us, O Lord, and we shall be made whole. Amen."

    I heard more than one say, Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!. But I think they were all in my head.

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    Unless I'm missing something... It sounds like a correct assessment

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    Good to hear you made it to Mass tonight, Chich. Sorry to say I didn't make it.
    That prayer hit the nail on the head

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    "O, God, When we pause to look back at our lives on this Ash Wednesday, we realize we have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. We neglected to do good when it was in our power to do so. We, like believers of old, have pulled down your altars and erected idols crafted in our own image. We have turnd our backs on the poor, choosing instead to criminalize poverty. We have ignored the cries of the motherless, fatherless, the widow and widower choosing instead to turn children and the elderly into the new poor. We have bankrupt the country with our greed and consumed more than our share of the worlds riches. We have not dealt honorably with our enemies or our friends, and we feigned a place in the company of the righteous. Forgive us, O God, for turning sackcloth and ashes into a fashion statement by pursuing form without substance. Forgive us, O God, for the times we have neglected to provide our children and our world an authentic example of Christianity. As we begin the journey of these 40 days, Wash us, O God and we shall be clean. Cleanse us, O Lord, and we shall be made whole. Amen."

    I heard more than one say, Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!. But I think they were all in my head.

    And the problem is.....????

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    Sounds bout right to me.

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    I mean, he's not wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by DosXX View Post
    That prayer hit the nail on the head
    Indeed. Bulls-eye. A proverb from the good book:

    Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
    but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capecodcdog View Post
    Indeed. Bulls-eye. A proverb from the good book:

    Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
    but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
    Amen that's great Cdog!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cuda View Post
    And the problem is.....????
    O Bury, you'll find out soon enough.

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    thank god i'm catholic

    and from the south