Did you know that the 6 Sundays of Lent are not counted in the 40 days? Each Sunday in Lent is meant to be a pre-echo of the resurrection of Jesus, and thus a celebration.
So it is a paradox: When is Lent not like Lent? On the Sundays of Lent!
What do we do on Sundays in Lent? Remember what the disciples did Easter Sunday. They got together. Here is one example:
[The two who on the road to Emmaus] got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread. (Luke 24:33–35)
They got together with other disciples. They had to tell somebody. Jesus is alive!
Gather with other Christians today. Jesus is alive!
Pastor Mark loves his wife and grown children, the Word of God, and words. And coffee,
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
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