I have begun to realize that I have used my repentance, my insistent focus on my unworthiness to protect myself from facing the truth that God loves me even in the midst of my brokenness. Repentance: the action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse. The older I get the more I am aware that I am simply weak and broken, as are we all. My struggles along the ever changing journey have taught me that I have to trust my life to God’s love.
When I do this, I am not truly living fully or the life He has so freely given me in this imperfection. It is my reminder to strive beyond my brokenness for the good of others.
How often do we ignore this love? Claim unworthiness?
How often do we find it easier to sit quietly in the stage of sinner, than risk going to God to ask forgiveness and healing so that we can turn our weakness towards the good of others?
This lent I challenge you to recognize your brokenness, honor it and then simply offer it up.
Once you do this turn to the person next to you and share in goodness. Instead of giving something up for lent, instead of pointing out all the things in life you feel you do wrong; why not put them aside and instead give love, kindness, generosity and a helping hand to the one who least expects it.
Christ suffered not so we can imitate it, rather so we could learn from His suffering to offer that love to our neighbor.
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