From Psalm 105:
Give thanks unto the Lord and call upon his Name; tell the peoples what things he has done.
O let your songs be of him, and praise him, and let your speech be of all his wondrous works.
Rejoice in his holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his face evermore.
Do you notice a theme here? It is a focus on God above all else. We are made to live forever with God. Life with God is better than anything we can imagine. The most significant event in the history of the world, after God’s creation of it, was the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, God’s only son.
How do we focus on God and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus? That is a timely question. Next Wednesday, February 17, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is a 40-day season preparing us for Holy Week, culminating in Easter, which celebrates Jesus’ resurrection. What can we do in Lent to prepare for Holy Week? Focus on God. Some people find it helpful to give something up (chocolate, meat, surfing the internet) if it reminds them to think about God. Others take on new things (contributing to a food bank, reading the Bible, participating in daily prayer). The Anglican tradition provides various forms of daily prayers and Bible readings to help you move closer to God. This is called the “daily office.” You can find one version of the daily office at:
This is a good time to learn more about God. The daily office will introduce you to a typically Anglican approach to doing that. And please join us on Sundays at 10 am.