Lent 2016

Easter is the highest holy day of the Christian faith, but to celebrate it in a vacuum, without immersion in all that comes before the resurrection, robs the day of its true significance. Lent can be a hard sell for many of us, with its intentional solemnity and encouragement toward self denial. Yet others find it to be the most meaningful time of the year - the most honest time of year, when we wrestle with the hard things of life and walk with Jesus through the darkest days of his life as well. (from the introduction of Feasting on the Word: Lenten Companion)