You are invited to take a deeper look at the lessons from the liturgy of the day, on Sundays and Holy Days in Lent. Clergy and lay leaders have prepared this resource especially for you as a gift from the Center for Spirituality at Christ Church. The brief reflections include links to the reading for the day, and questions for you to consider.
Sunday, March 24
The story of Moses and the burning bush is a very familiar one and yet I am always amazed at how many objections Moses gives to God. I think of the excuses I make when I think I am unworthy. What has God called you to do? It may not be a task as big as what he called Moses to do. Maybe it is just to phone someone you know is troubled just to say hello and that God loves them. What has God called you to do today?
The Psalmist conveys a true craving for God in this song. God works with even the smallest desire for him until it grows into a feast. What are some of he worldly things you think you cannot do without? What do you hunger and thirst for and how does it relate to your hunger for God? In the season of Lent, we often “give something up” that we desire. Consider taking on something that helps you remember God’s faithfulness to you.
Remembering both our corporate and personal history is a way to help us avoid the sins of the past. In this letter to the Corinthians, Paul reminds them of their history and also of present day temptations. What temptations do you face in this life? How do you call upon God to help you overcome them? What examples in either corporate history or your personal history help you to understand God’s faithfulness in your life?
This passage begins with questions about whose sin is worse than another’s. Comparing the value of one sin against another is always a dangerous proposition. Who are we to judge? The parable of the fig tree raises one really big question for me. Am I bearing fruit or just taking up space? Consider your personal discipleship journey. What have you done for the kingdom today?