Choosing the path of light is the hardest choice to make but we must choice. After the sermon the young disciples asked a profound question that result in a discussion about how sometimes someone may choose a path for us that can be good or bad so then the only choice we sometimes have is how we will react to that. We always have a choice in how we react to the world around us.
Ash Wednesday is a time to contemplate our mortality. "From God's beloved dust we came and to God's beloved dust we return." This is not a moment to be morbid but more contemplative about our lives in their entirety.
On this Sunday we examined the story of Jonah and how there is so much more than just a big fish. This is a story that challenges us in who do we think deserves God's love and mercy, which ultimately leads us to a discussion of what does it mean to choose transformation. We welcomed an a cappella group in worship this morning for special music.