Passage: Matthew 5:8
When it comes to our faith, we are often of two minds. On the one hand, we long to meet God--to know him, to experience his grace. On the other hand, we are afraid to meet God, because meeting God shatters our illusions about how we are in charge of our lives. Meeting God makes us vulnerable.
Lent is a season where Christians prepare to meet God. We strip away the distractions of our daily lives and our illusions about our ability to control our own destinies, and we open ourselves to God. As the Heidelberg Cathecism puts it, we die to ourselves so that we may be raised to new life in Jesus Christ.
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