"What are you giving up?" That is the typical question we associate with this season before Easter and implies that Lent is all about what we can't do this season. However perhaps that is not the ideal way for us to enter into a spiritual practice.
A few Sundays ago – a parishioner suggested something to me. What if – they said – you included a title to your sermon in the bulletin? That would help put focus on the take-away – a nugget - sometimes there is so much in there.
The teachings of Jesus challenge us to let go of judging others and instead do the hard work of self-reflection and introspection. Arianne's sermon on this section of Jesus' teachings in Matthew 5:21-37