From the Bishop...

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love … Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:1, 10

By the time you read these words the season of Lent and our 40-day journey to the paschal mystery will have begun. I think of Lent as a time when we are called to be honest about ourselves before God. “Remember, you are dust and to dust you shall return.” It calls for a transparency in life. We no longer hide from the truth. We are mortal and sinful creatures. But this honesty and transparency is made possible because of God whose mercy and love is steadfast. continue reading