Heading into Lent

So the Epiphany season is over and now we move into Lent.  Why am I so tired all of a sudden?  It seems that February was extremely demanding with Lenten preparations, our congregational devotional, an invitational brochure we prepared to invite people to Lenten worship and the monthly newsletter.  I had wanted to take a week off before Lent came around but that’s wishful thinking now.  I feel like I planned well, not only for Lent but for Holy Week and Easter, but I can’t escape the sensation that I’m flying by the seat of my pants.  The weather hasn’t helped.  At least now we can look forward to longer days.  Please, Lord, calm my anxiety and my stress, that I may be the leader you have called me to be.  Amen.

Published by pastorallende

Retired Bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Social justice and immigration reform advocate. Micah 6:8. Fluent in English and Spanish. I enjoy music and sports.

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