Aloha Wellspring 'Ohana and friends!
Monday, March 30
This week is the last week of Lent. Palm Sunday is rapidly approaching as Holy Week draws near.
Although Lent isn't the most cheery season of the church year, it is a deeply meaningful season-- timely as well, in this era of COVID-19. Traditionally, Lent is seen as a time of fasting, prayer, and re-evaluation, where we use the lens of our mortality to examine and weigh how we spend our time, energy, and resources.
Just as Jesus intentionally walked to the cross on a path of downward mobility, so we take steps towards living in light of our mortality and Jesus' gift of his life for the world. This past Sunday, we heard Pastor Dan share through the call of Abram and Sarai how God always wants to bring us to more healthy and meaningful ways of being, not just for us, but for those around us, in ever-widening circles of giving, grace, and blessing. This is what renewal looks like. This is the "great adventure" we are called to embody. This is the way of the cross and God's gift of new life.
Last week we heard stories from many of you of how you felt prompted to check on that one friend or give away one of your last rolls of toilet paper (there's a wonderfully unexpected ending to that particular story), or how you brought over food to a neighbor to discover they were in more need than you initially thought. We'd like to hear more about how God is inviting you to meet and move with God through this crisis. Better yet, we'd love you to take a short, 2-minute video (cell phone video is great) of you sharing your story and send it to us! We'd love to celebrate on Easter how God is using YOU to care for each other.