Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sun. Mar. 29, 2009 (Karl Brown)

On the fifth Sunday of Lent, Karl Brown asked "How are you doing this Lent?" In order to put this bold question into context, Karl read some statistics on pastors' prayer lives (how much time they pray daily, what percentage of that time is devoted to making requests, listening, thanksgiving, etc.) This is the kind of information that makes most of us feel we have 'failed at Lent'. However, we are still God's children, as was King David, even (and especially) after sinning, for we all fail God by violating our inherited moral codes of behaviour. Meanwhile, like David, we should instead concentrate on celebrating our little victories. We do not need to be obsessive over self-denial, or keep track of how many minutes we pray, or worry about the magnitude of our sins. During Lent we can more profitably focus on taking a few small steps towards improving ourselves and our spiritual life. [JEK] Listen to the sermon audio MP3 recording from Sunday Mar. 29th, 2009 using your browser's preferred media player.



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