Rollins Chapel, 2.26.12
Romans 2:1-4, Matthew 5: 43-48
It’s Lent again.
It seems to happen every year around this time.
That season of reflection.
Often of grayness and mud
A season penitence.
and of suffering,
of lacking and wanting,
A season of giving up things we like.
at least for me growing up,
of an extra church service per week
(and I might add, an extra-boring service it was).
If you went to a service on Ash Wednesday,
as I did,
you might have noticed that we read Matthew 6,
in which Jesus exhorts his followers to pray in secret.
And then we get smudged with ash on our faces,
and wander into the streets,
to proudly proclaim to the world,
via our foreheads, that we are dust.
It's a season
if we're paying attention,
that might just cause us to ask some questions.