Today is February 8 and in 9 short days Lent will begin with Ash Wednesday. So much happens during this time of the year (especially for pastors) that sometimes we don’t have time or don’t take the time to really take in all that Lent has to offer. For us here in the Jackson, MN many churches will be participating in a Lenten round robin preaching rotation where us pastors “take our show on the road”. It’s a time I really enjoy for I get to share Lent with 5 other congregations. What a blessing.
Now a number of us want to share Lent with you in another way. Starting this week there is a Lenten blog that is up and running called Many But One. Seven pastors from various points in this country will be taking a particular day of the week to share some Lenten thoughts with you from the daily lectionary. This week we are each submitting a post on our assigned day (mine day is Tuesday) that will introduce us. Then, starting on Sunday, February 14, the Lenten devotionals will begin (I know, Lent doesn’t start until the 17th, but work with me here). Each morning we will each submit our post that focuses on a text assigned for the day and follow that up with a prayer. Feel free to leave comments and/or questions.
For me…I am looking forward to sharing Lent with 6 other people from around the country. I hope you will join us on this Lenten journey as we walk together to the cross and celebrate at the empty tomb.
The blog is up and running so go and check out…and…happy Lent everyone.
Praise be to God!