The liturgical season of Lent begins in a few days. It is the time in the church’s calendar that leads us to Easter. Forty days (not including Sundays) stretching from Ash Wednesday (March 6th) until Easter (April 21st), it provides us with an extended opportunity to pay attention to the presence of Spirit in our lives. I particularly appreciate that it begins with Ash Wednesday, when we are reminded that whatever spiritual practices we engage in, we do so as flesh-and-blood human beings. During this liturgical season some people choose to give up something (chocolate, lattes, etc), while others choose to take on something (a service project, a new prayer practice, etc). However you decide to engage with Spirit during these 40 days, it is my prayer that you will find the experience meaningful and transformative.
- Pastor Roger
(keeping my feet firmly planted in the flow)