Ruth Haley Barton writes, 'Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Church’s observance of the Lenten season—six weeks that are set apart for the purpose of drawing closer to God and seeking him with greater intensity. Unfortunately, the Lenten season often gets reduced to the question, “What are you giving up for Lent?” This is a fine question, but it can only take us so far.
The real question of the Lenten season is, “How will I repent and return to God with all my heart?”
This begs an even deeper question: “Where in my life have I gotten away from God, and what are the disciplines that will enable me to find my way back?”'
Read more here.
What might God be inviting you to in this holy season?
~ photo by Jessica Nguyen Davidson
~ this post is a.k.a. The Lenten Season Begins
~ visiting with Beth