Thursday, March 4, 2010


Lent is not the most exciting time in our church year. It is often dark and offers us a time to look inward. The 40 days prior to Easter can be a hard time but it is also can be a very rewarding and fruitful time. We often think about giving something up for Lent, so that we can open ourselves to the possibility of God filling us with something we need.
At our silent retreat I encouraged our participants to think about something in their life that is no longer producing fruit. It could be an activity or an attitude. God is continually forming and molding us and what once might have been useful and helpful now is a hindrance. So in that regard Lent can be seen as a time to clean house, to get rid of the things we no longer need and to make more room in our lives for the presence of God to be known.
Journeying with you, Pastor Leslie

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