When I was a kid this was the appropriate facial expression
for the season of Lent. Somber, Dutiful, Suppressed.
After all, we deserved wrath for our wickedness.
But this is the beginning of the season of letting go.
Letting go of all that hinders us from being who we really are.
Letting go of all that is false – not true.
For we are loved and cherished by God who never ever stops
giving to us. Recalling that we are dust and to dust we
will someday return is not all gloom and doom
but a call to wake up. Our time is short.
Love one another with a holy love.
What will that look like on your face this season?