Hello all! Due to the additional service prep this week and other ministry obligations, I don’t have the necessary time for a new article. But I do want to wish you God’s blessings on your Lenten journey.
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In short, what I’d like to remind you of, however, is that the Lenten season is not about you “giving something up”, but about what Jesus gave up for you – his life – all to make you part of God’s family. So….. you’re free to celebrate any tradition that you deem appropriate to assist in your appreciation of Christ’s sacrifice, but just remember, Lent is about God’s grace revealed most clearly in the person of Jesus, doing what he came here to do…..rescue us.
The Lord be with you!