hard times…

this Lent, right?!

Many of my friends think Lent is depressing and unnecessary. ‘We’ve been set free from our sin; it’s not healthy to dwell on my sinfulness,’ they say. For that is what Lent is: sitting with our sinfulness and struggle much longer than we may be comfortable.

Yet without taking a hard look at the extent of our need, we may be unable to taste the goodness of the Lord. That’s why Jesus said to the Pharisee, “He who has been forgiven little loves little…” Luke 7 v 47. How much more meaningful Easter becomes when I’ve contemplated anew my great need for atonement and His willingness to sacrifice on my behalf!

I’ll share more of the lenten disciplines I’m going to attempt, in a future blog.