Lent 2018 Reflections

How busy are you today? You really busy today? It's amazing how easy it is to get really busy. And how often, like, in our lives, like . . .

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Day 1

Lent is a beautiful thing. It's a really unique thing. And it leads into springtime. And we all need a new springtime in some aspect of our lives . . .

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Day 2

As we talk about this theme of progress, I think it's really important to understand that it doesn't matter how small the progress is . . .

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Day 3

One of the powerful phrases we use to encourage people to have an extraordinary experience of Lent is, "Don't give up chocolate for Lent." The idea is that Lent is an incredible opportunity . . .

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Day 4

For twenty-five years I've been talking about God's ultimate dream for us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves . . .

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First Sunday

You know, when I hear this Sunday's Gospel, I can't help but wonder, “What was Jesus feeling?” And at this moment, at this moment . . .

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Day 5

So, progress, not perfection. Celebrate our progress, because the more we celebrate our progress, the more progress we're likely to make . . .

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Day 6

One of the great themes of Christian spirituality is self-knowledge. God is constantly trying to help us know ourselves more intimately: strengths and weaknesses, faults, flaws, failings, defects, abilities, desires, yearnings . . .

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Day 7

One of the misconceptions that we can fall into, especially as Christians, is that, in some way, our Christianity is about pleasing people. That we always have to be nice, that we have to please people . . .

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