I will do it again today as I have done it every year I have been a pastor. I will lead an Ash Wednesday Service that begins the Lenten season, although this time it will be an online version at 12:00 noon. I won’t do this because it’s in “The United Methodist Book of Worship,” part of my liturgical tradition or even because it makes me feel spiritual when I get ashed up and give up something. No, I do it because I need Lent. Desperately. I cannot live and breathe without Jesus, I cannot do life without Jesus, and I cannot live with divine purpose without Jesus. And this day and these days leading up to Easter help me focus on the reality that the more I get myself out of the way, the more Jesus grows in me – and the more Jesus grows in me, the more I am the real me.