Today kicks-off a 40 day + 6 Sunday journey where you will focus on reflection + repentance + renewal. I want to encourage you to really lean into this season of preparation as you focus on celebrating the Risen King on Easter.
Ash Wednesday is a solemn and introspective day that creates space for you to stare at your sin that has broken and fractured your life. But don't stop there. You are committing to God and yourself to leverage this season of LENT (40 days + 6 Sundays) to seek God, repent from the sin that has had a stranglehold on you, and look towards the healing that Jesus so freely gives.
Focus on the word return as you read through Joel 2:12-14. And then take the bold and difficult and freeing and revealing step: Name that sin that has had a stranglehold on you, repent and return to God.