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Feb. 6 marked the beginning of Lent this year. As many often regard this as an archaic tradition, I would beg to differ.
This tradition is as relevant today as it was when Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai.
A colleague once brought up the concept that we tend to put God in our pocket, only pulling him out when we need them.
Fellow Christians, we should not set a bad example by turning to God when we need him and simply forgetting about him when times get rough.
Life will certainly present many distractions every time you turn around.
From the struggles of keeping up with a failing economy to the world we all like to demonize and use as our scapegoat of why things have gotten so bad. There's no one to blame except ourselves.
The only groups that have effectively put God first is the pilgrims and, as much as I hate to say it, the Muslim extremists.
If we were as dedicated to our servitude to God as they are imagine the possibilities
There is an enormous need for domestic missionaries to share the good news with our neighbors. But we are too occupied with our own self-interest.
What if we did not spend all of our time mindlessly entertaining ourselves and actually going out and witnessing to the lost we tend to ignore.
Maybe the time has come for us all to give up something for the better good.
With our busy lives maybe taking a breather may be a good thing for us to contemplate on our faith.
I have one question, what have you sacrificed, not necessarily during this time of Lent, that allows you to focus on the main thing?