We like things that are short and to the point. At 64 words, Sunday’s Gospel is definitely short. Almost too short.
After Ash Wednesday, the push at the start of Lent, those three, brief sentences can sound almost random.
With on-screen TV program guides, you get the name of the show. Plus a sentence or two describing it.
Sometimes the description reads like its author never saw a television, much less the show in question.
But sometimes, the description nails it.
That’s Sunday’s Gospel. Short and to the point, it’s the program description for Lent. And it nails it.
More on this tomorrow.