After our wonderful annual meeting we continue our way from Epiphany to Lent. Lent is a time of new beginning and re-centering our lives on Jesus. This means praying more, giving more. The new beginning that Jesus offers to each of us is often found in the struggles of life. In the things of life big and small, we need Jesus. We need His saving presence, His healing forgiveness, and His guidance. All of these wonderful gifts are offered in the Cross and Resurrection of our Lord. I believe that Gloria Dei is living and important moment of radical decisions required rebuilding the walls of Gloria Dei. But be careful with some distractions about money, concerns between the new and old, etc, this distractions can block our focus in ministering in this community of faith and the city. When we are doing our part, our church will be healthy and God will take care of the rest.