Friday, March 18, 2016

Lent: Connections

In this phase of the Lenten study with SSJE, we are once again given a worksheet to do in conjunction with the video.   Go ahead and borrow your kids' crayons, or take out your colored pencils, and think about this, work on the worksheet, and figure out your own connections, good, bad, indifferent - healthy, needing improvement, needing a start.

In some ways, we can be reminded of the statement at the end of the tablet on the Statue of Liberty:

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

And while we, as Americans, welcome these people in, we, as Christians, must welcome them with the love of Christ.  How many of us, legitimately worried about the safety of our country and shores, have forgotten that Christian duty - the commandment of Christ - to love?

So think about your connections, and where you haven't built connections yet.  Honestly look at how you can expand your circles just a little bit further to fulfill the commandment.  And write it down.

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