Executive Director’s Message

February 2024

This month I think I will abstain from talking about the fat rodent weather prognosticator or the hijacked Saint, concerned only about romance and chocolate.  Don’t get me wrong.  We’ve had a dear woodchuck/groundhog living under our deck- very cute and furry.  And no one loves romance or chocolate (especially dark) more than me.
It’s just that there are more important things to talk about.  We all recognize the deplorable state of the world we’re in.  But hopefully we also remember that God is real, is all-powerful, and really, truly loves us. This remembering, and acting on it, is our challenge to make the world better, more gracious, more just, and more loving.
That process seems a pretty good lead-in to Lent.  In Lent, we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice and victory on the cross.  We consider our own need for repentance.  We listen (perhaps uncomfortably) as Jesus tells us what it means to be his follower.
So, study the weather, eat some chocolate, and kiss someone you love.  But don’t stop there.  Give your attention to this One who loves us so much.  And ask him sincerely “What do you ask of me?”

Hope you have a great month!