Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Thought

“Since the creation of the world the Lord’s invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that [the unrighteous] are without excuse – because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts; and their foolish hearts were darkened.”  Romans 1:20-21

It is a simple proclamation of being “saved” but doing nothing for the Lord, and I think far too many of us – if we were to dare be honest with ourselves – are so involved with our own self-righteousness that we do not realize we are not living for Him, with Him, or through Him; but are, instead, living only for ourselves.

The Journey that is Lent challenges the Christian, just as Yom Kippur challenges the Jewish people, to get seriously involved in self-examination; as St. Paul also challenged the Corinthians: “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith” (2 Cor 13:5).  This is not something any among us can afford to take for granted because if Jesus is the “Way”, then He cannot be reduced to a mere “event”.

The Lord has already shown – time and again – that He is fully committed to us.  It is in the Journey of Lent that we determine whether we are fully committed to Him.


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