Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of lent. For lent this year, I am giving up shame, regret, guilt, penitence, unworthiness, fears of punishment or retribution, images of hell and the idea that God’s unconditional love is something that I have to earn or can be taken away. Instead, I am going to spend lent remembering that God is love and that I am made of that love and that I am indeed the very essence of love itself. And then, I am going to BE that love.
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