LIVING LENT: PROMISE
This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:12-13
I am an avid coffee drinker, so much that I have a collection of mugs people have given me. One I received while in the hospital with a message of faith to give me encouragement. A favorite is one my daughter gave me from Washington D.C. It is red with lots of cherry blossoms on it. These may not exactly qualify as foot-washing servant-hood, but it is a genuine mark of love. Love is the way to live Lent as people of the resurrection. Living love means: don’t judge – empathize; don’t convict – convince; don’t tell – show; don’t condemn – forgive. And through it all, even when we continue to judge and convict and condemn, God pours his love on us and woos us back again to God’s very self.
Prayer: Lord and Author of love, thanks for loving us, even when we are so unlovable. Help us love our friends as you love us. Amen.
Living Lent This Week: Share with others this verse by John Fishcer: “Love Jesus in the morning when you see the sun arising; love him in the evening; cause he took you through the day; and in the in-between time when you feel the pressure coming, remember that he loves you and he promises to stay.”