Welcome to Lent
There is so much going on in the world right now and it can be overwhelming. So much division and fear, so much rhetoric that is not helpful. We need to look to Scriptures to find our way through it. Jesus gives us a path through it and invites us on the journey this Lenten season. The most important reason to do so is to hold a mirror up to ourselves first of all and look at our own words, actions and attitudes and see how they mirror the gospel. Before we can ask someone else to change we must ask ourselves. And so tonight we begin by marking ourselves with ashes, a deep biblical call to change our hearts and ways and return to the gospel. Jesus did not call perfect disciples but invited them to embrace a path to becoming “more” loving, forgiving, welcoming etc. We take that path again this evening and through the Sundays of Lent. Join us and step back for a look at ourselves and how we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus this Lent.