Today is the first Sunday in Lent 2017, so I'm wearing liturgical purple (with my lavender tie on a dark purple shirt). This is also the season for the saintly tournament known as Lent Madness. Last week I "voted" for Stephen, Henry Beard Delany, and Mechtild of Magdeburg, all winners of their contests. Tomorrow, John Wycliffe faces Moses the Black. It's a very interesting way to learn about the lives and work of honorable Christians through the ages.