A Lenten Reflection Break: Transformation

God gave us instructions about how to live a righteous life (Ex 24:12-18).  God is holy and loves justice, and we offer him our worship and praise (Psalm 99).  We pay close attention to Scripture and the words of Jesus (2 Pet 1:16-21), who is the beloved Son of God and takes away our fear (Mt 17:1-9).*

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Ash Sunday (Corrie Francis Parks. 3/8/2011. A drawing, formed in a swirl of dust, awakens to find herself trapped on an empty, dimensionless square of paper).

Be sure to have your speakers on as the meditative music plays as part of this beautiful allegorical take on transformation and new life. HT: Jimmy Lin, the Medical & Scientific Doxologist. To God be the glory!

Grant us, even us, O Lord, to know you, and love you and rejoice in you.  And if we cannot do these perfectly in this life, let us, at least, advance to higher degrees every day, till we can come to them in perfection.  Let the knowledge of you increase in us here, that it may be full hereafter.  Let the love of you grow every day more and more here, that it may be perfect hereafter; that our joy may be great in itself and full in you.  We know, O God, that you are a God of truth.  O make good your gracious promises to us, that our joy may be full.  To your honor and glory, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns one God, world without end. Amen — Augustine.**

"Ancient Christian Devotional" Cover

*Theme of Week 12: A Righteous Life (February 11-17). Ancient Christian Devotional: Lectionary Cycle A. Ed. by Cindy Crosby. General Ed. of Ancient Christian Devotional Set, Thomas C. Oden. InterVarsity Press. 2007. p.67.  Note:  During Lent, I’m continuing to work my way through this highly recommended devotional resource.

**Closing Prayer of Week 12: A Righteous Life (February 11-17). Ancient Christian Devotional: Lectionary Cycle A. Ed. by Cindy Crosby; General Ed of Ancient Christian Devotional Set, Thomas C. Oden. InterVarsity Press. 2007. p.71.

Update: 3/11/2011. 11:06 AM EST

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Tom Grosh IV

Enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa, four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he hosts the Christian Scholar Series), on campus as part of InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministry (serving fellowships such as the Christian Medical Society/CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine), online as the Associate Director of the Emerging Scholars Network, in the culture at large, and in God's creation.

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    Jimmy Lin commented on March 11, 2011 Reply

    This video is make by my friend and fellow Harvey Fellow, Corrie Francis. You can see more of her work at:
    http://www.corriefrancis.com/

    • Tom Grosh IV commented on March 11, 2011 Reply

      Wow! Thank-you for sharing Jimmy. Please pass along my appreciation to Corrie. I was inspired this morning while in ‘morning exercises.’ I’ll add the link to the post.

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    Jimmy Lin commented on March 11, 2011 Reply

    This animation was made by my friend and fellow Harvey Fellow, Corrie Francis. You can see more of her work at http://www.corriefrancis.com/

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