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Note from Bill
Friends, we come again to Lent, 40 days to focus on our relationship with God and one another. More than a few scholars and teachers have noted that it works out to a tithe of our year. We are to give of our resources to the church and those in need. God is pretty clear that God has no interest in our money without a deep connection to our heart. These reflections are a powerful window into that better relationship to God and one another.
The Rev. John Porter needs no introduction to our community. His work and ministry and words have touched generations. I am grateful that John was willing to share his insights by compiling the book of meditation once again. again this year. John, Stewart, Ruth, and I all see Lent as an invitation to go deeper in our faith. We need to work to listen to and love those folks who are around us. We need to find ways to hear and love God in action in the world given to us.
For Lent, the Outreach Committee is always working to invite us to focus on reaching others. We will be collecting food to feed those in need in Sandy Springs. There will be speakers during Formation to guide us in understanding the needs and ways to respond. More than anything, we are called to do what we can. From bringing a jar of peanut butter to giving to the outreach program to helping to stock shelves, Holy Innocents needs to jump into caring for others with both feet.
Take time. Read these reflections. Act on them in the world today.
God loves you. God wants you to love others.
-The Rev. Dr. Bill Murray, Rector