During these weeks since Christmas
I want to call us to a "both/and" Lent
where we refuse to become so inwardly focused
to proclaim loudly to the world
for those on the margins
who are most vulnerable
to the changes, chances and challenges of the global economy.
my fellow Lenten pilgrims:
Now IS the acceptable time.
And may the God who calls us into this wilderness
be with us and bless us on the journey
to the resurrection
and to new life.