"Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us."
- Ephesians 5:1-2
The Lenten Season has come upon us quickly this year. It seems like we have just settled into our new year's routine...and now we begin the journey to Jerusalem.
Lent is always a time of reflection, contemplation, and prayer. It is a concentrated period of time to examine our lives - our church - our faith, and our commitment to Christ.
As our journey begins, it is appropriate that each of us examines our commitment to the process. Are we willing to walk the walk? Are we prepared for the journey? Do we have within our hearts the willingness to be totally loyal to our Lord? Or, will we, one-by-one, fall away as others have?
As we make this journey, it is very comforting and reassuring that we do not travel alone. We walk with Jesus, we walk with God, we walk with the Holy Spirit, and we walk with countless others who have made the journey before, and make it again..
May each one of us pray, that during this Lenten Season, our faith will be made firmer, our dedication will become stronger, our commitment will be deeper, and our love and compassion will become wider.
Come, let us begin the journey.
In Peace and Love,