Lent reflectionsPosted: March 10, 2011
There were some wonderful thoughts out there yesterday for Ash Wednesday.
I really appreciated Fr. Phil's suggestion at St. John the Divine that "Remember that you are dust and that to dust you shall return" is not a morbid focus on our mortality, but is to help us to remember to cherish our life in our bodies, here and now, today.
At All Saints' Pasadena, Susan Russell said that we are not to give up social justice for Lent. That it is not about "giving up twitter or Starbucks or Girl Scout Cookies. It's about giving up anything that gets in the way of our being aligned with God's love and God's justice and God's compassion."
Watch the whole sermon. It will be well worth your ten minutes.
A blessed and meaningful Lent to you.