Today begins the season of Lent, which means I’ll try to listen to the Lord a bit more. Sometimes I catch myself thinking: You want me to love WHO, Lord? And serve them too? Lord, if working with your people weren’t so hard to do, I could be much better at it!
Lent is a journey with Jesus. It’s an opportunity to learn from Christ’s human path to the cross, in the company of saints and sinners. Walking with Jesus, we can get better at this “serve one another” business. Can’t we? Walking with neighbors is a Lenten practice.
This message is an excerpt from “To serve, with love” by Christa von Zychlin in the March 2020 issue of Gather magazine. Today is the first Sunday in Lent.