Lent 2020

Lent 2020 February 22, 2020

Millions of Christians enter the Lenten season observing one of the oldest traditions in the Church calendar, the season reminds Christians to: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return.” — Genesis 3:19

The Lenten season begins Ash Wednesday and is the 40 days prior to Easter, not including Sundays. It ends April 8.

Ashes are a symbol of penance in many faith traditions and ashes applied to our foreheads in the shape of a cross remind us to be more humble and sacrificial in spirit.

Lent helps us focus on Easter. Death comes, but Jesus rises from the grave.

God can control the greatest unknown of all, death itself.

Scripture reminds us that in that vast power and greatness, with the light of the sun and the energy of the atom, God loves the world, and all that is in it.

Some are so bankrupt of love in their lives they try to ration God’s love. They assign sin to others and claim to know God’s judgement.

People get distracted by the gender or sexual orientation of a pastor and so caught up in monitoring the lives of others, they take for granted the fact that God loves us.

The simple message of the Bible. We are loved.

We are loved.

Yes, we will return to dust and all the world will pass away, but we are loved.

God loves us.

Nothing can separate us from God’s love. Except ourselves.

Author Jim Meisner Jr. earned a Master of Divinity and served as a pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) 
His first novel Faith, Hope, and Baseball will be published by Immortal Works in June 2020.
For more, visit www.faithhopeandbaseball.com

 


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