I have been called a unicorn, a mythic creature that does not exist.
But, if I am a mythical creature, I do not want to be a unicorn.
I would rather be a Phoenix.
You can blame it on me raised in the Phoenix valley, but that is not the whole of it
The Phoenix, according to legend, self-combusts into flames but is re-created from the ashes stronger, better, more powerful than it was before.
THAT is the purpose of Lent and it is a theme throughout our scriptures this morning.
Our scriptures are about change with the old being undone and cast aside in order for new birth and a new creation.
Be honest, change can be intimidating especially as we grow older and become comfortable in our lives, our sense of security, and aware of expectations.
But, our scriptures tell us ‘toss it away because something new is happening’. Read the rest of this entry »