Giving Up Greatness – an Ash Wednesday sermon on Mark 9:30-37

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It’s time for a little bit of pastor confession.  Will you hear it for me?  Here it goes – I go back and forth on this whole idea of “giving something up for Lent.”  I wasn’t raised with it in my family or early church up-bringing.  Many of us Presbyterians are pretty new to the whole idea.  I learned about it in college, mostly from my Catholic friends who, from the outside, seemed to be going on some kind of holy diet — no chocolate, no potato chips, no pepperoni on the Friday night pizza.

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