Psalm 87, Psalm 90, Genesis 47: 27-31, 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13, Mark 7: 1-23
Mark 7:15 says, “Nothing outside a man’s body can make him ‘unclean’ by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him “unclean.”
Lent, for me, has always been a special time in my spiritual journey. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, what a wonderful way to witness out faith with wearing a cross on our forehead just a simple way of letting something come from our heart to share with others.
Lent also in the past has meant a trouble spot. I never could complete the task of giving something up until Easter. I always validated the flesh is weak. After several years of disappointment, a fellow church member helped me realize I cannot earn God’s grace I have already been given.
My church family suggested I try to take on a new ministry for Lent. Years have passed with much relief and happiness in this time of preparation, each year finds openness for each new minister something from the heart to share with others.
As I reflect, I realize we are all in time of preparations; not just the Lenten season, but in our everyday life. Let us all pray for each other as we bear our cross for the short journey to the eternal life. God bless you.
Posted on Sat, March 13, 2010
by Lenten Meditations filed under