It’s Fat Tuesday, that crazy celebrations of wantonness and gluttony before knuckling down and behaving for the next six weeks we call Lent. Someday I hope to make it to New Orleans for their infamous Mardi Gras celebration – just to say I experienced it once. But not this year. Instead I spent today working out Lenten sermons. Not that I don’t love what I do, but guess where I’d rather be?
Having said that, let me give you a heads up on the next few weeks. It seems to me that as long as we’re on this earth we have things to learn and ways to grow. I know that a lot of religious and spiritual concepts seem unreachable to us normal folks, but they are even more unreachable if we never try! Let’s consider our lives a classroom. We’re given the opportunity to learn different lessons. Sometimes we may really click with the material and pass with flying colors. Sometimes the subject may be a bit more challenging for us and we find ourselves with a C+. And then there may be times when we have to take a class over again, because we just don’t get it (or are too stubborn to try). But in this smart classroom called “life” we’ll be given the chance over and over again to learn the lessons we need to learn.
Lent, being a time of introspection, a time to seek God anew, and a time of spiritual growth, is the perfect time to focus on some spiritual material that we could all probably use a refresher course in. These are the Lessons of Lent that I’ll be discussing over the next four weeks:
- Lessons from the Wilderness
- Growing Figs
- Just Dance…
- Guilt is a Choice
Curious? Come join us Sundays at Meadowbrook Country Club at 10 a.m. here in Racine!