Lent is a life-giving, 'come to Jesus'. transformative journey... and Ash Wednesday invites us into it.
Fire, Ashes, and the mythical Phoenix describe our Lent Journey and the Resurrection.
Vulnerable Authenticity stripping away our public piety and presumed righteousness.... because we are ash and to ash we shall return.
Welcome to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Lent is a solemn time in the church year, which for most seems gloomy, depressing, and dark. I love Lent. I, actually, find it life-giving but I will get to that in a moment. There are many ways Lent has been celebrated with different practices for… Continue reading The Journey of Lent: the Phoenix
(This is what I plan to preach tonight, 18 Feb. 2015; but I don't use a manuscript.) I have spent the last week or so, setting up and organizing my scrapbook or craft room. The concept is that the room itself would be decorated with mementos from High School, College, my travels, and general adventures… Continue reading Lent: A Pious Christian Display?