For my Lenten discipline, I try to select something to add or eliminate that will remind me frequently of Christ’s deep love for all of creation and my responsibility to reflect that love in my daily life.
We didn’t all grow up observing Lent. If you didn’t learn to celebrate the season as a child, you may just now be learning the importance of it. So here you go: 10 things that show you are off course with this whole Lent thing.
It’s been years since the January 6 insurrection in DC. My words from that day remind me of lessons still to learn.
Patriotism is devoted to its nation and wants what best for the people who live there. Nationalism is something different. It wants its state to rise above all others no matter who gets hurt in the process.
If we never look beyond ourselves to those outside our huddle who are facing struggles . . . well that makes us great emperor penguins, but pretty poor servants of King Jesus.