Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gratitude #49

I am grateful for Ash Wednesday and Lent.  I really enjoy this part of the church season.  I was raised a Baptist and was not familiar with Lent until I married into the Lutheran church.  I enjoy the time of reflection, the invitation to examine our lives and the great gift we were given on the cross.  A portion of the liturgy in today's service speaks to me:  

we are called to a discipline that contends against evil and resists whatever leads us away from love of God and neighbor.  

I know that I need to be reminded of this, every day and I am grateful God is so patient with me when I forget over and over again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen! LA