Monday, February 23, 2009
These men and women who keep us safe and provide order in our town are persons of dedication and character. It was gratifying to see the Sheriff's Department and the SPD in attendance to honor one of their own.
This is a busy season - yet it is a season of reflection that can be very calming - as we look forward to Easter.
On February 24th, the United Methodist Men will serve a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Great Room. Wednesday will be Ash Wednesday. I especially like that the three Methodist Churches in Seguin worship together.
This is a JOYOUS SEASON!
The Significance of Lent
Lent is the fourth season of the Christian year. Its length is the 40 days preceding Easter Day, not counting Sundays. This means Lent always begins on a Wednesday, known as Ash Wednesday. Lent commemorates Jesus’ fast and temptation in the wilderness of Judea Province, which, according to the Gospel, lasted 40 days. Just as Jesus confronted his temptations during these 40 days, Lent helps Christians focus on our most basic need as sinners: forgiveness.The only way our Lord’s forgiving power can become effective in our lives is by our taking the initiative to confront our sins, confess them and repent of them. In short, Lent is a season of penitence. Some Christians fast during Lent. This denial of bodily comforts can help encourage self-reflection about the need for Jesus’ forgiveness.