Lenten Reflection for Fri 2/15/2013

Psalm am: 95, 31
pm: 35 Deut 7:12-16 Titus 2:1-15
John 1:35-42

“When shall I come and behold the face of God?”   —-Titus 2:1-15

Once again Paul is telling me in great detail what to do. How tiresome.
You would think he actually managed to keep his seat on that
first ride to Damascus. Fortunately, we move to the Gospel and
again find freedom.
Jesus looked at Nathaniel and loved his heart. No mention of degrees
or clubs or proper altar dressings here, just an acknowledgement
that the man was working at knowing and being known by
God. Seems to me that is really where Jesus both charms and frightens
us.
He spends little time with what we are doing except as an indication
of where our hearts are. He never once concedes that our actions
move our true self much of anyplace. He always shows that who we
are drives our actions.
Following a recipe is so
easy. Instead Jesus wants
to change who I am. Hard,
really hard. Good thing He
is there to help.
Mark Lambdin

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