March 6th, 2022

Good Enough: Ordinary lives can be holy

“Blessed are you who need a gentle reminder that even now, even today, God is here, and somehow, that is good enough.” (From Good Enough by Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie)

This week begins the season of Lent, the 40 days in the Christian year leading up to the celebration of Easter. It is a time of reflection, remembrance, and thanksgiving for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Sometimes people give up something like chocolate or social media for Lent and sometimes people add a spiritual practice like prayer or service to others.

We live in a world where the pressure to be the best at something or have the most of something is strong. There is nothing wrong with striving to be our best, yet the stress of never being able to measure up makes life difficult. What if perfection is actually what is perfectly suited to each one of us? What if the ordinary can point us to the divine? What if we agree that sometimes just being good enough is enough? On the first Sunday of Lent, we are going to explore the idea of being good enough and recognizing what is holy in the ordinary.