Today, as we focus on liberation and continue thinking about unlearning death, we’re talking with our Senior Pastor, Mark Johnson. Mark shares how the lenten practice of self-denial is not an attempt to gain God's approval or forgiveness, but rather a joyful letting go. Our time and effort can easily be consumed with activities and things that are not life-giving. Self-denial can be a practice of letting go and making room for the life-giving work and presence of God in our lives. Today, we'll also enjoy music from Laura and Justin Levens. Don't forget to call in your beatitudes for our podcast. We still need several for Monday's episode. Just leave a message at (859) 813-0150.