Lent Reflection Day 3

 

SCRIPTURE:

"I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, obeying his voice, and holding fast to him. For that will mean life for you, a long life for you to live on the land which the LORD swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them." ~ Deuteronomy 30:19-20

REFLECTION

In the midst of the journey through the desert, Moses invites the Israelites to make choices that will lead to life. Lent asks us to examine our choices. Choosing life involves awareness of those tendencies within us that sabotage our lives and of those that nourish them.

DAILY PRACTICE

Make two lists: “What brings me life” and “What takes life from me?” Add to the lists throughout the day. At the end of the day, reflect on these two columns and ask God for guidance in choosing life. Give thanks to God for new life that comes through Jesus Christ.

 

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40 Reflections for Lent