There are many days we wake up, begin our days, work toward our goals, endeavor in the direction of our dreams, and exhaust our to-do list without first seeking the wisdom and power of God dwelling within us. This Lenten season, take God with you!
Today is the first day of the Lenten season. As a child educated in New Orleans Catholic schools from Pre-K through high school, I have vivid memories of Lent. Lent was the time of year after Mardi Gras when I could find the most amazing fish plate on Friday afternoons at nearly any church across the city.
Four days after the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, Congressman John Conyers from Michigan introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to make King’s birthday a national holiday.