Last Wednesday we stopped for a little while and remembered that we are God’s and God’s alone. It was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten season. As odd as it seems to many, and as Catholic as it seems to others, we were physically marked with the sign of the cross; physically marked as a reminder that our souls are marked by the cross, our lives defined by the cross and our direction directed by the cross. We are disciples of Jesus Christ, first and foremost.
Therefore on this first Sunday in Lent we will be studying the prayer taught to us by Jesus. Why the Lord’s Prayer? This Sunday is also the first Sunday of our focus on stewardship and this prayer pretty much says it all. It speaks of a God who offers us all that we need. It speaks of God’s sovereignty, God’s kingdom, and our role on this earth. It speaks of giving and of receiving. So, as we enter into this time please prepare by reading Matthew 6: 5 – 13