Ashes on Ash Wednesday

Friends, today is Ash Wednesday on the church's calendar. It starts the season of Lent that is a forty-day preparation period for Easter Sunday. Count back forty days from Easter (excluding Sundays) and you will arrive at this Wednesday… exactly seven weeks before Easter. This forty-day period corresponds to Jesus’ forty-day fast in the wilderness … Continue reading Ashes on Ash Wednesday

Live Well to Die Well

For every morbid person who thinks pathologically about death, there are probably a million more who do not think about it enough.   When Moses thought about the brevity of life he prayed: “Teach us to number our days that we might present to you a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).  “Get correct views of … Continue reading Live Well to Die Well