March 27, the Third Sunday of Lent
March 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
In this season of Lent, this blog will look at a passage of Scripture for six days of the week. On the seventh day, Sunday, it will address a point of living within community.
This becomes important because, as people, our lives involve others. No one can exist within a total vacuum. The actions of others affect us; our actions affect others. As we consider the life of Christ, we can observe that he lived with others. He interacted with others. He worked to maintain relationship with others. Part of the way that we experience God’s work in the world is through other people. Therefore, our relationships become vitally important.
These suggestions on Sundays should not be taken as a command or ultimatum. Rather, they are simply that: suggestions. They are meant to encourage thinking about what it means to live in community. Please feel free to modify these suggestions, if you wish.
This week, reach out to repair a broken relationship in your life. Perhaps someone wronged you and the relationship suffered; perhaps you were the one who committed the offense. Maybe, for one reason or another, a person you once valued has since grown distant. As you are able, initiate a process of restoration. This could mean making an apology or sending a deliberate message of forgiveness. It might be something as simple as making a phone call or sending an email. Whatever the situation, ask for God to send his Spirit to guide you.
As we journey through Lent together, may we experience relational healing.