Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find
yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
We acknowledge that Jesus ultimately makes his way to Jerusalem and to the Cross.
He waded and walked through the midst of judgment, criticism and doubt. He gave his entire self without “counting the cost” or saying, “after ALL I have given!” He was a true gift and model of service to others.
As we continue our journey to Easter, our reflection must turn from ourselves to Him who is our gift of life and salvation. We must lose ourselves in the Love that lifts us up and quit focusing on what I think I may have given or what I think I deserve in return.
So very often we can find ourselves caught up in the “entitlement” web of self-service that excluded the possibility of the same suffering that Christ endured for our sake.
Get real! I think I heard somewhere,
“Take up your cross, daily, and follow me!”
So, those of you who want to turn away from Calvary...that is your choice. Those of you who continue the journey to the Cross, through the death upon the Cross...I promise you...will always and forever experience the joy of resurrection.
The Psalmist today proclaims: “A clean heart is ready to receive a renewed spirit capable of joy.” As Jesus seeks to raise us up...do we wish to remain
in our negative, and perhaps, hateful place in life? Do I refuse to be lifted up because I LOVE to HATE?
Let’s ponder that question as we approach the One who seeks to raise up all that is fallen, broken and filled with that which is not Him: LOVE.
Allow your heart to be transformed and renewed in
HIS Real Presence.
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