A WEEK LIKE NO OTHER
I don’t know about you but after hearing the word “unprecedented” for over a year now to describe everything from politics to pandemics I wasn’t really up for hearing it applied to this week’s weather disaster.
Nevertheless, I wanted you to know that in the midst of all this misery that the light of God’s love has continued to shine through the many offers that we have received this week to share everything from a warm room in your home to free firewood.
I just heard Bishop Edward Burns, who oversees the Dallas Catholic Diocese announce that they will not be doing services today and will be waiting till Sunday to do the imposition of ashes. That was a decision that we had made as well.
It’s going to be well above freezing by Sunday and the sun might even be out, so plan now to join us for our drive-in service this Sunday at 10:00 AM as we share with each other the reminder that “You are dust and to dust you shall return”.
In some ways, it feels like we have been “Living in Lent” for over a year now. You have already had to give up so much. And there has certainly been a lot of people suffering here in Texas this week. But we also know this, that beyond all this misery there is a hope that will never freeze and never break.
As we begin this year’s Lenten season today, may the power of that hope along with God’s unending promise to love and care for you provide the faith you need to get through the next couple of days and whatever else comes next.
Heavenly Father, we give you thanks this day for your son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whose journey to the cross helps us to see and to know, deep in our bones, that there is absolutely nothing that will ever be able to separate us from each other or you. Continue to provide for all those in need and help us to reflect to those around us the warmth of your love, both today and forever. For it is in your name we pray, Amen