This week, Ash Wednesday - OMG … it snuck up on me, but this time, after 43 Ash Wednesdays as a pastor, I'm retired, and haven't planned a damn thing - hee hee …
I love it, and I'm glad to be free of those many burdens of
planning and study and
reflection and trying to be creative and
clever and thoughtful and humble and profound,
and focused on God and socially relevant - all at the same time.
In church yesterday (after missing the preceding two Sundays when we were in Phoenix with family and friends), I realized that Lent was upon us.
Lent is an important part of the church's annual journey … and an important one for me, too.
Yes, I don't have to do the planning this year - what a relief!
But I'll be in church on Ash Wednesday for the imposition of Ashes.