All our wounds, the places we have hurt others and the places that we have been hurt, can be found there in the wounds in his hands and feet.
Jesus was human. He was us, for us.
The thought going with me through Lent this year is this: we should retire the phrase, “God never gives us more than we can handle.”
Perhaps Lent is not so much for “giving up” as it is an invitation to “go deep," to make space and time to feel the weight of our need.
Lent has a way of interrupting my life. I would even go so far as to say that most years lead up to Lent for me. I suppose that’s the point.
God has written you a letter, child. It says that your sins are forgiven and that you are never alone, that you have a people