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March 14, 2018

“Each day we trade that day of our life for something,” wrote Mary Lou Redding in Disciplines 18, page 74.

Sounds simple.

Sounds true.

Sounds convicting. Things that just occupy our time, or worse waste valuable time, suddenly seem worse that silly.

But she offers hope when she continues, “If we walk into a day intending to listen consciously to Christ and to do what Christ asks, we increase the chances that trades we make will have lasting value.

“That’s what Lenten disciplines are: expressions of our intention to walk deliberately with Christ.

“Looking back over the last few days of your life, what have you traded it for?

“When we allow Christ to direct our choices and shape our attitudes, we trade our lives for what truly matters.”

Decades ago, Jim Morrison of the band The Doors noted in a song that we’re all trading our hours for a handful of dimes.

Again, Mary Lou Redding: “When we allow Christ to direct our choices and shape our attitudes, we trade our lives for what truly matters.”

Let’s start right there when we’re back together here tomorrow.

 

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