As we progress in our Lenten journey-- the further we travel away from Ash Wednesday-- it is easy for us to forget that we remain in an introspective season. There is a communal aspect to Ash Wednesday, the ashes we wear are an outward sign that marks us as a fellow believer. This the one day of the year where we find solidarity with others in our recognition that we are all, in fact, sinners. When we see others with the sign of Christ's sacrifice writ large (or small) on their forehead, we are reminded of our need for s Savior and are called once again to turn our hearts back to Him.
Welcome to the first full week of Lent. How is it going so far? Hopefully, you have found some time to ponder what might need to be set aside or traded in in order to gain a new perspective on your relationship with Jesus.