LIVING LENT: PURPOSE
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
Take time in your “living Lent” this week to read all of Ecclesiastes 3. Try reading it first as someone who does not have Easter new life in Christ. Note especially verse 19: “Everything is meaningless.” Then read Ecclesiastes 3:19 again as a person of the resurrection. What a difference a day makes, especially if that day is Easter!
The purpose of these days of living Lent is intended to engage us in changing our focus from what we cannot do or do not do or should not do to clinging to the promise of the forgiveness and unconditional love of a living Jesus who we now follow. We can now see all of life symbolically through the lens of an empty tomb. That is the purpose of Lent. May it be so with all of us.
Prayer: God of both Lent and Easter, there is a time for everything. Help us to see you in everything every day and everywhere. Amen.
Living Lent This Week: Ask people around you what they think is the purpose of Lent. Share your thoughts with one another.
By John Grisham
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
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