During Lent, the lectionary passages have Jesus moving toward the cross, following in the direction he felt God was calling him.
In what direction are you moving with your life? What is God calling you to do and be?
It’s all about self-examination. I find most folks are not afraid of dying. It’s something more unsettling and more tragic than dying that frightens us. We are afraid of never having lived, of coming to the end of our days with the sense that we were never really alive, that we never figured out what life was for.
Therefore, the pursuit of happiness is the wrong goal. We don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. We become happy by living a life that means something. That’s why self-examination in Lent is so crucial. In the end, it helps us live life.
God’s love isn’t destroyed at Golgotha, nor diminished by our unclear reflection of its saving power. God reaches out to heal and revive us, and to reveal again the love that will not let us go. We are invited to know the One beyond all knowing and to accept the gifts God offers us.
Answer God’s love with your praise, devotion, and service—and you will know you are forgiven!
Our Lenten Studies continue on February 24, March 2, 9, 16 & 23. We gather at 5:30 pm for soup and bread then at 6:00 as we continue our Lenten Study.
If you are unable to join us for soup please join us for our study.
Kino Jr. High Cookies Ministry is in need of a new utility push cart for the cookies and lemonade. Donations of any amount towards the purchase of a new cart are greatly appreciated.
Mark Your Calendar….
We will be hosting the Lay Academy of the Southwest Conference on March 11 & 12. Volunteers will be needed to help and we will be asking for donations of water, and “finger” desserts. Stay tuned for more info.