Begin this study on Ash Wednesday—whether Ash Wednesday is in the past, present, or future.
LISTEN TO HIM. Those words now come to us, the present-day disciples of Jesus. The forty days of Lent open up a journey for the top of Transfiguration Mountain to the bottom of the Valley of the Cross. These forty days provide forty steps, if you will, to lean in and listen deeply to Jesus. As we do so we find the way of the cross is the road to resurrection. Listening to Jesus—it’s our highest calling to the lowest place where we discover our lives transformed and our worst days breaking forth into our best life.