“Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at Hand!” I’m sure you’ve seen that on a church sign somewhere. Perhaps someone has yelled it at you while… Read more “The Repentance of Lent”
If you attend an Ash Wednesday service today (and I highly recommend that you do), chances are pretty good that the priest or minister who applies your… Read more “Remember, O Man, That Dust Thou Art”
Today is the start of the season of Lent. Lent lasts 46 days (40 days + Sundays). The tradition of Lent is that for that 40 day period, Christians… Read more “Don’t Jump To The End Too Quickly”
As a life-long member of the Church of Christ, I had no idea what Ash Wednesday was until just a few years ago.Since then, I have grown to really appreciate Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent as an important time of repentance in my own spiritual walk. I also recognize that there is great value in the Church coming together as a whole to observe Ash Wednesday. Even for faith traditions like mine, which tend to be skeptical of liturgy and church tradition, we might benefit from a time dedicated to corporate repentance and submission to God.