Welcome to the season of Lent—forty days leading up to Easter.
Inaugurated by ashes to the forehead (Ash Wednesday),
and culminating in the Easter celebration,
Lent is the reminder that we all come from dust and to dust we shall return (Genesis 3:19).
Commemorating Christ’s forty days of fasting in the wilderness,
Lent simultaneously draws us into his suffering,
while also pointing us toward the hope of his resurrection.
Lent literally means “spring.”
It is a season of death and rebirth,
a time to take a spiritual inventory and clean out
that which hinders our relationship with Christ and our service to him.