February 11

We began Lent yesterday as we received ashes on our forehead to remind us that we are creatures, created beings and not the Creator.  We are mortal and our bodies will eventually become dust, ashes, earth.  It is a humble way to begin a season that is designed to bring us closer to Jesus.  Humility isn't always the way we approach Jesus.  Don't we sometimes approach Jesus with great familiarity?  Actually, I don't think that the two are mutually exclusive.  We should approach even those we know best with humility.  No matter how well we know someone, we don't assume that we know how they feel or what they think. We humbly acknowledge our limitations.  Of course, our limitations are boundless in our relationship to Jesus!  So- we begin this journey to grow closer to Jesus by humbly acknowledging that we are limited mortal creatures, who are made of dust and earth.

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