Lent has begun. About 40 of us worshiped together at First Congo and left with the ashes of our mortality on our foreheads or hands. It is both humbling and freeing to recognize that this life will end. The discipline of remembering our mortality helps to make this moment and the next more real and precious.
As I mentioned last week, this Lent, rather than giving something up, I am trying a new devotional, 40 Days of Decrease, A Different Kind of Hunger by Alicia Britt Chole. The book is a daily devotional that offers readings and reflection as well as a daily fast.The book is available from Amazon and other booksellers and can be ordered for your Kindle or other reader. I've started it and like the way it focuses me and reminds me that these 40 days of Lent are to be a time when we prepare for Easter. Each day, you are welcome to post, if you like, your thoughts about any part of the reading that was especially meaningful to you. Below is a google doc link. If you would prefer to have me send you the google doc link in an email, please let me know.
40 Days of Decrease google doc
See you Sunday,