Welcome to Lent! If you were among the many folks who were here on Ash Wednesday you saw the great crowds of people who gathered to start this journey to Easter. I’d like to briefly remind and encourage you to recall the “road rules” that I offered as one way to navigate this great adventure. They are both simple and practical: (1) pay attention to what’s going on, along the way; (2) yield to God’s grace; take this opportunity to be led, instead of trying to figure things out; (3) follow the detour signs and trust that the Lord Jesus will lead you where He wants you to go. The Church offers us three very solid pillars for us to engage and they are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This weekend we will speak about the different ways that you can engage the different almsgiving opportunities.