Lent begins today. Traditionally, lent is a season of 40 days (+Sundays) leading up to Easter. I love the idea of lent - cutting something out of your life in an effort to better focus and prepare for Easter. The number 40 is significant in the scriptures. It gives the picture of preparation. This year, as a community, as a church family, rather than cut something away for 40 days, we've added something for 54 days. The idea is the same...focus and preparation for Easter. We are currently reading through the stories of Jesus: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We just began the book of Mark...so it is a great time to jump in if you haven't been reading with us. There is a reading plan over at our website (MMCC). Jump in ... and see what God does in you over the next 40 days. I believe Easter could be more meaningful and full ... if we will prepare our hearts and minds.

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