If we’re not careful, Lent can be a season of trying to prove how strong we are on our own, rather than reminding us of our absolute dependence on God.
Ash Wednesday is peculiar. We do not generally go out of our way to be reminded of our impending death. Nevertheless, to fully grasp our mortality is an essential part of knowing Christ.
While no form of worship is perfect, Anglican worship is buttressed by foundational truths that ensure consistent focus on glorifying God alone.
Of all Christmas services, it is the Christmas pageant that most closely evokes the chaos that accompanied the night of Jesus’ birth, and most clearly demonstrates God’s desire to enter the chaos of our lives.