Finding deep water

A postcard from Ash Wednesday 03/02/22

What are you doing for Lent?

I was thankful to be back at the Church of the Messiah for Ash Wednesday services. Lent is a busy season for many folks. As spring arrives, we emerge from our winter slumber. We add to the busyness by Lenten practices and disciplines.

On Tuesday, I was listening to a webinar featuring the Rev. Dr. Sam Wells from St. Martin’s-in-the-fields in London. In reflecting on what practices people should do during Lent, Wells suggested the better question was “What one thing would God say I should change?”

If you are still sorting out your Lenten practice, I think Wells’ question might be helpful. You don’t have to add to the busyness, just look for the one thing you can change to improve your relationship with God.

A sermon at Messiah, Heflin:

Principal text: 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10

Coming next

  • Mar. 6 – Vocare 22 @ Camp McDowell – 1st Sunday in Lent
  • Mar. 13 – St. Barnabas, Roanoke – 2nd Sunday in Lent
  • Mar. 20 – St. Paul’s, Greensboro – 3rd Sunday in Lent
  • Mar. 27 – Church of the Messiah, Heflin – 4th Sunday in Lent

Published by akhudlow

I am a priest in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Alabama. I am a church nerd, printmaker, storyteller, and blogger.

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