2nd Sunday in Lent
Lent is the long purple section. It is 40 days + 6 Sundays before Easter. It is a time to think about our choices and how we want to do better. It is also a time of prayer and giving.
“Take up your cross”, take up your responsibility to make the world a better place, take up your hard choices, don’t turn away from them. (Mark 8:31-38)
The cross was a symbol of torture in first century Palestine, but the Christian church turned it into a symbol of life and power over death. We don’t wear cross necklaces and put crosses everywhere because we glorify torture, we put them everywhere because torture was not the last word. Jesus was resurrected from the dead. Death wasn’t the end.
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