When confronted by what is hard to hear, shocking to consider, grieving to know, difficult to understand, it is often much easier to not believe it at all.
Reflection of the Week - 9 March 2021
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Our Lenten journey continues as we take our instructions from the Word of God.
‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’ – Mark 8: 34
We seem to be going through the motions, keeping Lent by denying ourselves of little pleasures and favourite indulgences. Going without one caffeine hit is hardly sacrificial. We can barely resist our mid-morning nibbles, but it's not enough. If we are to follow the instruction of Jesus, this Lenten journey requires our serious attention to self-denial.
With or without the chocolate bar, we will practice our Lenten discipline with the giving of ourselves in some costly service to another.
Thank you, Lord, for giving your all for us at the end of your own journey, which was really just the beginning. Amen.
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