Lent is a peculiar season. It is a time for reflection. It is a time for assessment. It is a time when we consider who we are, how we have lived, and where we may need to better reflect the type of people God is calling us to be.
This season begins with the very somber Ash Wednesday when we remember our mortality. We hear the words “remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Ashes are marked on our foreheads to remind us: “ashes to ashes, dust to dust.”
For many, Lent is simply too sad a season for them to want to deal with. Who needs such a ruthless self-assessment? Why do I want to think about sin and death and falling short? Continue reading