Lent 2019 is upon us – our annual journey of reflection, listening, and, if necessary, redirecting ourselves to the places God is leading us. We continue to be blessed by our new family, parents and their daughter. She (the daughter) reminds everyone about the beauty that lies in the simplicity of a child’s life and presence. The children, and all who are children of God, renew our story and the presence we bring in our community; truth in our past, our present, and our future.

Lent is a time of reflection and renewal. The stories from scripture on the first Sunday in Lent serve as the starting point of our Lenten journey. The gospel talks of Jesus’ temptation and his response to the Satan. Jesus restates God’s story – not just a god of flash but the God of creation, intimately related to all creation. In the Hebrew scripture Moses reminded the Israelites after 40 years’ journey in the wilderness that they have had humble beginnings, have been downtrodden by society at times, and yet, through it all, have been God’s chosen people. That’s their story. That’s our story. That’s the story of hope.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4;1-13

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