Lent: Why Bother??
I think that there was a time when observing Lent had a more significant meaning and impact on our lives. There was an intentionality about marking this season as a time of spiritual renewal and growth as we focused on what our faith meant to us and how we could faithfully live out what and who we say we believe in. I remember even in school we were given time off to go to Ash Wednesday services.
I think, now though, that the question “why bother” is part of the social fabric of our time when spirituality and faith are downplayed and life becomes more and more secular. I think that is all the more reason for us to ask ourselves, as followers of Jesus, called to live out our discipleship, how can we embrace a discipline or rhythm that enhances our faith and helps us grow in our relationships with God. In truth, that is why we bother with observing a holy Lent; we remember it’s not about us and making ourselves better; it’s about God, our faith and our faithfulness. Read More.
Comments are closed.