With the warmth and love of Forgiveness Vespers last night, we begin striving to close the gap between us and God. Starting today, Clean Monday, we move forward with clear purpose, for more prayer time, more Church services, more scripture reading, and fasting from certain foods and time-consuming entertainment. These practices will cleans our souls and bodies, and through that, bring us closer to God. We will encounter Him in our services, prayers, and interactions with others. May our efforts this Great Lent bring us the joy of God’s Peace, Guidance, and Love. Blessed Lent.