Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Thought

“Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.”                        - Matthew 4:1-2

As we begin the journey of Lent, let us be mindful that forty days of communing exclusively with the Lord was necessary for Jesus and for Moses to begin their own ministries.  Maybe you and I are not called to so great a quest as these, but we are no less called forward and we will no less experience the temptations Jesus was confronted with – or the let-down that Moses faced when he came down from Sinai.  It is necessary preparation, however, because what the Lord requires of us demands preparation.

It really does not matter whether your tradition embraces Lent, for the journey belongs to Christ.  Do not take the journey for granted; to do so is to take the Lord for granted because this journey requires that we “follow” Him.


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