The beginning of Lent and hope …

I look forward to the journey of Lent every year.

It is a journey of rediscovering the Jesus that gets forgotten the rest of the year.

Every Lent my prayer is Open my Eyes so I can see Jesus.  Someone should write a song about that.

I have to admit that there are times my faith needs Jesus to be more tangible.

I have faith, but I want my eyes to see Jesus and not just with my heart.

Perhaps that is why people are able to “see” Jesus in moldy showers, burnt toast, and or cheetos.  They simply need some fathomable presence of Christ in their lives.

Ever wonder why God just doesn’t part the clouds on Super Bowl Sunday and appear?

Wouldn’t that be cool! Would that end debate? I doubt it.

Truth is we are promised that one day we will see Jesus face to face and until that day comes we are challenged by the fact that the presence of Christ comes to us in the face … the hands … the feet … of those around us.

So until that day … live your faith in such a way that others might encounter Christ through you.

See you on along the path …



I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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