From the Pastor...
“I came that they might have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
L’chaim! To Life!
This Hebrew phrase salutes life. Heard often at gatherings in the Jewish community, it is a toast to being among the living. It is recognition of the One who gives life.
Jesus’ words in scripture cited above (John 10:10) resonate with “L’chaim!”. To life! Jesus came into the world not to condemn but that we might have abundant life.
During the season of Lent, we have a time to reflect at what great cost Jesus has given us this abundant life. We walk toward Easter in the shadow of a cross. Our Lord gives his Life that we might have Abundant Life.
What makes for an abundant life? Not a show of cars and possessions, homes and a rich bank account. Abundant life streams out of the soul; abundant life is grounded in a solid relationship with God. Having a good shepherd throughout our earthly journey will lead us to spiritual nourishment and abundant life.
This Lent, I invite you to think what makes your life abundant.
What things, practices, attitudes might you want to take on? OR, what things, practices, attitudes might you want to let go?
Lenten disciplines can help shape a deeper awareness of what makes us truly satisfied.
I hope to see you throughout Lent taking opportunities to deepen your faith and draw close to our Lord!