Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent. There are many ways to observe this season. Presbyterians Today included a devotional in their January/February issue titled: Becoming a Beloved Community. In it we are invited to look "beyond personal disciplines" and commit "to creating beloved communities in our own backyards -- communities reflecting the inclusive and healing love that Jesus modeled as he made his way to the cross".
May God bless all our efforts to use this time to reflect on our relationship with Jesus, and may the Holy Spirit move us to act more boldly in response to the grace we have received.