Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which means lent season is here. For those of you unfamiliar with lent it is the 40 days (minus Sundays) leading to Easter Sunday. It’s common practice to ‘give up’ something for lent, for the last several years I’ve made it a practice to do more during lent. Give to those … More Lent 2019
Our Lenten theme for this year is, Blessings in the Wilderness. For many today the wilderness is a new job in a new town, a new season of life, or a scary new reality; for Jesus it was a desert where He spent 40 days alone.
Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, symbolizing the beginning of Lent 40 days leading to Passover, the crucifixion of Christ and His rise from the dead (easter). The length of 40 days was chosen to commemorate Christ’s 40 days in the wilderness before beginning his public ministry, as described in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Since I didn’t grow up Catholic, I … More Thoughts on Ash Wednesday 2015