What if instead of fasting from hamburgers and chocolate, we took up a fast from injustice? What if instead of giving up worldly pleasures we gave up oppression? Wouldn’t we end up actually happier? What if instead of being unhappy we proclaimed freedom and liberty from what binds us? Wouldn’t we end up actually happier?
The great danger of Lent, for some of us, is that we get so caught up in observing the form of it, that we forget the powerful substance of it.
May Ash Wednesday and this season of Lent be more about substance rather than form for us; less about sackcloth and ashes and fasting and more about the transformation towards healing and health and wholeness.
Blessings, Pastor Laurie