The ashes are still lingering from last week. We gathered with our sibling Sun City Churches and religious leaders of our respective denominations to confess our corporate and private shortcomings in our community Ash Wednesday service. It marked the beginning of Lent for us.
Lent is a time of self-examination – when we look at ourselves and what we need to hold on to, what we need to let go of, and where we need to turn around and change our direction.
Being a Christian doesn’t mean we have a God who keeps a running tab of our sins; rather, it means that although our shortcomings are many, we have a God who remembers our sin no more. The grace of God is sufficient. Period.
As we gather in this Lenten season, may we come face-to-face with ourselves and do what needs to be done to come alive.