Reflection of the Day:
Sprinters are usually more fun to watch than marathoners. They definitely appeal to my attention span. We need their bursts of energy to inspire us and get us going, but we also need to recognize that most things require more than a sprint. And there is no contradiction between the two. Even marathoners sometimes have to inject a short-term burst of speed into their routine. Lent has characteristics of both in various ways. Lent is a “sprinting period” through the year-long marathon of following the Lord. And it is more than an Ash Wednesday and Good Friday sprint – it’s 40 “long” days of extra praying, sacrificing and charity. So it can appeal to both the sprinter and long distance runner in us.
Tip of the Day:
Reflect on the hardest thing you want to stay true to or to avoid. Give that over the God and let God carry you steadfastly through today.
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Verse of the Day:
Brothers and sisters:
It was not through the law
that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants
that he would inherit the world,
but through the righteousness that comes from faith.