Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent

March 10: Dean Laird preaches that the church sends us an invitation to a holy Lent, to prayer, to silence, to self examination, to reading Scripture, to meditation, to Sabbath, to take the time.

Lent is a journey in the clear air of the desert, it’s a chance, it’s a gift, it’s a way to lead us to the goal of all desire. So go into the desert, and while it is stark and frightening, God awaits us. We know already what Jesus didn’t, that the end of this lenten journey is Easter.