It’s day two of the Lenten season and I wanted to share a few more resources that may help us enter into this season together.

Petey Crowder :: Ashes, Ashes, we all fall down
Tim Suttle :: How the Romantic Comedy Was Born (and how it relates to Lent)
Eugene Cho :: “I didn’t ask you to give up coffee. I asked you to give up your life.”

From Eugene Cho’s post…

So here’s the question:

In what way does the self-denial of whatever make you more mindful of Christ and the Kingdom of God?

For me, I don’t want to think of it as a giving up but rather a season of more deeply ‘giving in’ or ‘giving to’…

  • In what way of am I more compelled to give in to the ways of God?
  • How am I more deeply giving in and giving to – to my neighbors, wife, children, church, strangers, etc?
  • How am I more deeply giving or growing in stewardship, generosity, my convictions, etc?
  • How am I more giving in to the Ways of Christ?  How am I more giving in to Mercy, Justice, and Humility?

Here’s an alternative invitation for Lent – whether you give up something or not:

Give yourself more fully to Jesus and the Kingdom of God.