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.