February 27, 2019
Lent is almost here! It may be surprising to think of being excited about Lent. I grew up, as many of you may have, believing that Lent is a time to give up something that I love – chocolate, potato chips, tv, etc. But let’s think about this… for the five weeks in Lent, we are already preparing ourselves for loss. We know that we are about to lose someone we love very much, Jesus Christ. And for the five weeks of Lent, we get to decide how to prepare ourselves for that. What if we could look at this time of the liturgical year as an opportunity to expand ourselves in love? What if we could open ourselves to things that make us draw closer to Jesus? There will be several opportunities to do just that during Lent with our church community, beginning this week at Liturgy and Living, at 9:30 in LFH. Come and learn about all that Lent can be, from new and contemporary Stations of the Cross to weekly speakers who will challenge you to consider the realities of our world and our place in it. I hope we can be together this Lent, supporting each other to find new and deeper ways to connect with Christ and with who we are as the Body of Christ.