A Moment before the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Wednesday?  It’s Ash Wednesday.  So what are you giving up for Lent? 

Some of us have a routine with Lent.  There’s nothing wrong with having a “usual,” if it disrupts your life enough to call you back to God.  But what if it doesn’t?  What if it’s just a punchline? 

What if something’s gotten between me and God?   Then it’s time to go big.  That’s what I need to give up. 

Which is a huge risk.  It means being honest, it means being vulnerable.  And I don’t stand a chance without God’s help. 

What if I fail?  Sunday’s readings show me God will respond.  Even if all I do is try and fail. 

God can’t wait for me to go big and come home. 

Readings for Sunday