Lent and Easter
A gathering of features and other resources centered on the Lenten season. Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, is a period of 40 days, not including Sundays, that precede Easter.
March 16, 2007: One of the themes for this week is God's lavish love: a constant, persistent, and inexhaustible love that desires, searches, and joyously celebrates our return whenever we have strayed or wandered away. During our times of being lost, the knowledge that this abundant love is seeking us and ready to welcome us back can be a great source of comfort and hope.
March 6, 2007: We understand that the grace of God is an undeserved gift. Isaiah 55:5 presents it to us directly--in a simple way that makes it completely clear to us.
February 23, 2007: I miss being a kid, when I was being fed and clothed by my parents and older siblings and life seemed to be so satisfying. On the other hand, I am happy to be a grown-up. Our world needs grown-ups who can make a difference in other people's lives.
Ash Wednesday 2007 Reflection by Nancy A. Carter
My grandmother died in Franklin, North Carolina, on Ash Wednesday 1979. Each year, as Lent approaches, I remember her life, her death, and the disposition of her ashes.<\p>
by Elliott Wright
3/31/10: Who was Mary Magdalene, she who stands as the first Christian witness, the first to proclaim the Resurrection? Can she be described as the first missionary? Perhaps.