Ash Wednesday of Our Lenten Journey - February 14, 2018 - "Pahom’s Wish"

 (A Russian folktale adapted by Robert Béla Wilhelm from Count Leo Tolstoy’s retelling.)

Listen to the whole story Here:

I am a proponent of oral storytelling.  If you wish to read written texts, they are availalble (along with all 52 stories for this liturgcal year) in Apple’s eBook, The Innkeeper’s Gift.  The eBook also acontains my detailed pastoral and theological commentary on the Scripture and Pahom’s Wish.  Enjoy!

Video Pahom's Wish

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Psalm 51 of David the Shepherd King

Revised Common & Roman Lectionaries

"Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your unfailing love.

"According to your great compassion

blot out my transgressions.

"Wash away all my iniquity

and cleanse me from my sin.

"For I know my transgressions

and my sin is always before me.

"Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight

“So you are right in your verdict

and justified when you judge. "

Please share your response to my telling of this story.  Your response is most appreciated.

© Robert Bela Wilhelm 2018