And so our Lenten Journey has begun, and for those who aren’t familiar with Lent, Lent is all about making real changes in our lives. However, what often happens instead is that we make changes that seem to reflect either New Year’s Resolutions or recommendations from our doctors. You know – we make changes like cut out candy, sweets or soft drinks. I am sure these changes make our doctors happy and we might become even healthier physically, but how do these changes really make us better people? Better yet, how do these changes make us grow closer in our understanding of living Christ-like lives?
So as in the past, I am challenging us all – myself included – to strive to make at least one real change in our life during this season of Lent that will make us more Christ-like. Consider what change you can take on that will make not only a difference in your live but also possibly make a difference in the lives of those around you.
Now I know real changes are sometimes scary and might seem impossible, but the good news is you won’t be making these changes alone for Christ will be with you and in Christ all things are possible. (Philippians 4:13)