Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lenten Reflections: Realization

"And immediately the rooster crowed." - Matthew 26:74

 Life is incremental. We learn in increments. We grow in increments. We love in increments. We hate in increments. Etc. Etc. Etc. The wheels on the bus go round and round....

Sin is also incremental.

Step by step by step by....

"Oh, just this once. Who's gonna care?"

"I'm only human, of flesh and blood I'm made. Human. Born to make mistakes"

1986. I was 16. Where were you? Both of us building increments of time and sin.

Three increments and Peter arrived. 

The bell rang, and he ran. Class dismissed. 

Lent is also incremental. We face uncomfortable issues of life one at a time. One increment for 24 hours. A journey of 40 increments. 

The realization: Easter

Lord, as we make our way through Lent, one increment at a time, help us to come to a clear realization of what each means. Help us to face the uncomfortable things of our lives, so that when we complete the journey, we will realize the full magnitude of Easter, and Your Resurrection. Amen         

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