Lenten Thoughts – Take Three

Adam Ericksen’s 4-1/2-minute video about the similarity between “lint” and “Lent” offers this, which seems so transformational to me:

“We have this spiritual practice of suffering for the sake of suffering, so you give something up during Lent in order to share in the suffering Jesus, and that makes it about us, about the individual. Whereas Jesus isn’t about himself but is about including others. So I think that a better practice during Lent is not about giving something up so that you can come closer to Jesus, but giving something up so that you include everyone into this kingdom of love.”

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