On this second day of Lent, I’m focusing my time with God with indulging more in activities I love. At first, I thought I’d chose one activity and make it the daily ritual during Lent. I soon realized my love for variety really lends itself to having a more general focus and less of a specialized one. For me, I choose to focus on my family. Thinking of our over-arching theme for the year – CLean – there’s a little daily workout and purging of items also going on.
Yesterday, as my boys were walking out of the Ash Wednesday service with me, they both commented on what a nice service it was. I’m so happy we went to the noon service to get filled up before continuing our day.
The Forward Day by Day passage for March 2:
We are treasures and — more than that — we should treat all of God’s treasures accordingly. Loving our neighbors as ourselves, not letting fear drive hatred, and bringing others into the fold.
That being said…
We say the Nicene Creed as part of our worship service, in which we ask for forgiveness for not doing these very things. We are fatally flawed and we will make mistakes, trespasses, against those we love and those who are more difficult to love — even those we do not know. Because we are mere mortals, we are bound to do wrong — willfully or unwillfully.
I am fatally flawed. I have left much undone.
And that is the story I share with you today: I am imperfect, I think I try to do my best, but at the end of the day I will still come up short.
And it’s okay. Grace and Space.
I will do my best again tomorrow. I will stumble and continue to make mistakes, but God is there is lift me up. I am here to lift you up – acknowledge your mistakes, do your best to do better, and know that you will always be flawed, yet still treasured by God.
What are your treasures?