Just me

Lent is about as self-centered as it gets.  It's all about me. 

For season that's all about giving things up, that doesn't sound right.  But it is. 

If I get past the small stuff, the safe stuff.  If I give up what I really need to give up.  If I go deep and give up the stuff that gets between me and God, the stuff that's anything but safe. 

Then there's nothing left.  Nothing between me and God.   Just me. 

Getting to that me, the one that God made.  That's what God's been waiting for.  That's what the giving up of Lent is pushing us towards. 

More on this tomorrow.  

Readings for Ash Wednesday