In order to feel God's presence we must respond to those around us.
In examining Jonah's example we can learn how to better follow God's plan for our lives.
There is much work to be done for the church to be a transforming influence in our world. It’s not a task we can tackle on our own; we need each other, both those with whom we agree and those with whom we don’t.
We are like David! No matter how much we love the Lord, we cannot save ourselves (or our world) from the evil within.
If we are brothers and sisters, then we are family – and as we all know, families have plenty of disagreements and arguments. But if we are family – the family of God, as brothers and sisters in Christ – then we stick together.
Ash Wednesday offers to us a lifetime of days and to receive this gift, we only need to look at the birds, to be like them in their nesting and in their singing.