Today is Ash Wednesday for many Christians around the world. It is a time to remember our mortality and to repent of sin. It begins the season of Lent, which is a time of preparation for the celebration of Easter. For the first time in a few years, I’m mindful of not attending a service. I’m mindful of not really giving something up for the time. I confess to being sad about that, but I think it’s okay. I will be doing the readings each day and doing my best to look forward to Easter in the fullness it allows.
I am also back to listening to Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters: Prologue. It was the soundtrack of my morning today. Here’s the first song on the EP, which is an arrangement of the last words of Jesus on the cross.
The last few days have been crazy. Lots of things rolling together. Today was our big freshman year service project day. I was able to visit six of the seven sites in our community where students were working. It’s the last “big” coordination thing for me this year. Granted, the next two days will be packed with grading and meetings, but that’s a different story.
I hope to get back to The Relational Pastor tomorrow. From there, I’d like to spend some time with Ephraim Radner’s recent book on the Holy Spirit.