Lent is one of those beautiful, funky, makes you go hmmm, reflective times of the year. Next Wednesday, millions of people will go to work and school with ash crosses on their head. They will have the words– for you are dust and to dust you shall return– echoing in their ears. People outside the church are curious, maybe confused, possibly judgmental.
In this worship service, why do we intentionally think about our shortcomings?
It treats them with integrity– we all have them, best not to ignore them. It also gives us hope that there is One who came to offer forgiveness and whole-hearted change. We will have an Ash Wednesday service at Restoration on Feb 25 at 7:30pm. We’d love for you to join us.
From Feb 26 until April 11, millions of people will also give up something (chocolate, dessert, TV, alcohol) or add something (prayer, meditation on Scripture, community service) as a spiritual discipline to remind themselves that they are dust, to remind themselves of their longings and hunger, to prepare for Easter. What have you given up? Or added? Do you like it? Think it’s wierd? Do you like this time of year? Tell us your story.