What to do when a Lenten practice fails.
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Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent invite us into radical noticing. It is in paying attention to what's dead around us that we can be surprised by the hope of resurrection, writes the senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church.
A small Florida city hosts what is believed to be the world’s largest Epiphany celebration. For the Greek Orthodox teenage boys who dive for the ritual’s white wooden cross, the event is also a chance at their own epiphany concerning the role of God in their lives.
The search for a church committed to racial reconciliation didn’t go quickly. But the waiting for it, like the waiting of Advent, was a time to learn to love God and neighbor and find miracles in small and surprising places.
As Christmas reminds us, God has been mixing it up with matter from the beginning, and our calling is not to liberate light but to embody it, to work alongside God to knead light into clay, says the philosopher and theologian.
The Catalan nativity tradition of El Caganer -- politely translated as “The Pooper” -- reminds us that God loves us in all our messiness. For a former vicar of an urban church, a real-life reminder of this messiness was also a call to work with the homeless.