Lent: Day 3 – At all times, is not the common goal a heavenly one? Yet, we argue. We disagree. Somebody has to be right. Right? How can this be? But what right do we have to expect others to think as we think, want what we want, and be what we are, when we our selves are imperfect? For the Christian, Christ is the only perfect model. To be of the same mind is not to be like one another but rather to be of the same mind as Christ. When our role models fail us most times we forgive them. As soon as we feel God has abandoned us we turn our backs. We lose faith. We ignore the perfect and cleave to the imperfect. Is it any wonder why the arguments and disagreements don’t stop?
John 15:1, 6-16 ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Philippians 4:1-9 …be of the same mind in the Lord.
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Hear now, …Is my way unfair? Is it not your ways that are unfair? …get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, says the Lord God. Turn, then, and live.
Psalm 51 Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.
a sinner when my mother conceived me.