Of Ashes and Love

Mahatma Gandhi said it best, "The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace."   In a time and a culture that celebrates most things powerful those are seemingly impossible words.

As we begin our Lenten journey today, Ash Wednesday, 2016 I simply want to remind you that Lent is, indeed, all about love.  God's love for us, God's love for Jesus, our love for God, our love for Jesus.

What will your Lenten practice be this year?   I am going to work through a book called "40 Days of Writing to God"   I've been saving the book for Lent and started it at 3 a.m. this morning when I could not sleep.  Each day the author gives a scrpture and a "prayer prompt."  

I seldom make it through Lent without missig a day or two or twelve of my practice but I"m forever hopeful!

I hope you choose a discipline this year that will nurture you and help you heal from the harsh realities of life.  Lent does not need to be about punishment but is, rather,  reminder of love.