Today some friends went with me to Ash Wednesday service at the International Anglican Church where we attended when we lived in Colorado Springs.
It was a blessing to hear the sermon given by the Bishop from Rwanda. It was humbling to have that Rwandan man place the ashes on my forehead. A man who has seen so much. A man who ministers to people who have survived genocide, ministered to me.
This is what I got out of the sermon today:
Seek God rather than seek to please God.
True fasting is giving of myself to others.
I am an ambassador of the Kingdom of God and I need to be readily available when the King calls me for service.
It's all about focus.
Lent is a new thing for me. This is the third year I've observed it. It has been a time of renewed focus for me each year as I spend time thinking about who I am and who I would be apart from God.
From dust you came, to dust you shall return. Meanwhile...