Today we begin the season of Lent.
Lent is the forty weekdays & the inclusive Sundays of preparation before Easter. It is traditionally a time of introspection & penitence but it does not have to be solemn. The purpose of Lent is to move closer to God. The traditional question, “What are you giving up for Lent?” can be the wrong question when it focuses on sacrifice for the sake of sacrifice. The better question is, “What are you going to do to bring you closer to God?”
Some try a new spiritual practice. Some “give up” something that gets in the way of closeness with God. What about you? What will you do to bring you closer in-tune with God?
Ash Wednesday service is at noon today. Please join us if you’re able.