my meditations on Lent

I have been and plan to continue sharing meditations on Lent. It is not like I have much knowledge either inside or out on it. My knowledge of it is not much more than a Wikipedia article about it, and surely less, as well.

The church has set apart Lenten season as an approximately 40 day kind of fast which might well include actual fasting from food, or fasts which lessen intake, with the aim of openness to God in view of our sins to both confess and put them to death in repentance on the basis of our baptism into Christ’s death to sins and resurrection to life for righteousness and God.

Lent is a good time to so reflect on our calling in Jesus in following him in the way of the cross. We do so taking in the full revelation of scripture, particularly noting Jesus’ own words in the gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John along with the rest of the teaching of the New Testament. And my own focus has been in large part on the disciples themselves who faithfully in spite of themselves followed Jesus on his fateful journey to Jerusalem of which he told them three times that he would suffer there, be killed, and on the third day be raised to life.

I am asking myself just what God might be saying to me, to us today as part of his people in Jesus, those who are called to follow in the way of the Lord, in even becoming like him in his death as God’s resurrection people.

And so these reflections are in terms of what I face day to day, or what might come to mind in the midst of life, as I seek together with others to be more and more faithful through the faithful one, Jesus.