Day 6

How cool was it that the service on Sunday really honed in on the inner issues that make the difference for spiritual growth.  I was left with a question about how much it’s just changing our behaviour and how much it is grace at work in us.  Like I get that Jesus is messing with their ethical standards, but I didn’t hear as much about the “how”.  Although I thought the comments about inner healing being important for deep hurt and part of the path towards wholeness and forgiveness were right on.  I was encouraged in my Lent goal because of the way Matthew 5 compresses the gap between the “big sins” and the “little sins”.  My small attempt at doing something with Lent can play out in big ways.

Was there anything in the services that spoke to you?



  1. Jonesboy said,

    March 9, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Love the “new look”! Thinking about Sunday – on the surface it seems like Jesus is offering an “Unfair Trade” – alright, so up till now you just weren’t supposed to kill people. Now you can’t be angry with them. Up till now you could expect fair compensation for damage inflicted on you – now you get to pay more. But there is a “Fair Trade” that is going on – it comes down to what it means to be human. You can be human in 2 ways. You can live to the letter of the law neither giving nor receiving more than your due. Or you can live according to the law of love. We get to trade our life for something new.

    You’ve linked to HCWeb on the sidebar – are you open to linking to other blogs doing Lent stuff – especially any cession ones?

  2. cessionite said,

    March 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Nice thoughts. Yes I can link to other blogs that are following Lent or significant posts that look at the issues.

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