On this Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent, we ask together: where can our hearts be found? Pastor Kari Lipke gives a message on readings from Joel 2: 12-13 and Matthew 6: 19-21. The book used to guide us through this season of Lent is Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing by Gayle Boss. The book (and it's illustrations by David Klein) is full of ache and beauty, assisting us to confront the many losses of climate change, and to recognize flickers of hope that allow us to imagine a future.
"We are not (in the gospel text) advised to forgo earthly treasures and to store up heavenly treasures because life on and of the earth doesn't matter but precisely because life on and of the earth does so much matter."