Day 1 - Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” 

As we begin our Lenten journey, it is important to reflect on the ways that we have become distracted by ways that are not of God. This Lenten season, we are focusing on the ways that we have become saturated in the culture of complaining found throughout our world, even in Christian communities. We may present ourselves publicly as grateful, but in our hearts and homes, we suffer from ingratitude and complaining. Today, let us reflect on the difference between who we are alone and who we are in public. How do you present yourself to others? How is that person your true self or different from your true self? How can you be transformed this Lent by practicing gratitude? 

-Rev. Katie Callaway