Day 6 – The Lenten Journey of Sid

Woohoo! Today, I got the chance to see another friend whom I haven’t seen in a very long time. We went to a resto downtown and it’s so hard not to want what I can’t have.  I haven’t had a craving for some good old shepherd’s pie in a while. Of course, I would start having it when I’m not allowed to have it. I swear, the more something is forbidden, the more I want it. Even if I wouldn’t have it under normal circumstances. I remember when I lived in North Africa, I was soooo craving for KD (Kraft Dinner) and Spam. Two things I would barely touch in Canada somehow became the two things I yearned for the most. Maybe that’s why Adam and Eve wanted to eat the dang apple. God said don’t eat it so the normal human reaction is to go, hmmm… I think that would be really yummy! If they weren’t forbidden to eat it, I wonder if they would naturally go for it. Stupid human nature. Sigh.

Got a chance to discuss Rom. 1:1-15 with Dan today. We meet up once a week to just talk, encourage one another, and learn more about God and the Bible. It’s been great to see how our friendship is being deepened as we become more authentic and transparent with one another. The crazy thing about vulnerability is that it often leads to the very things we are looking for in the first place aka trust and feelings of belongingness. We live such individualistic lives and we long for community, only to look for it and never find it. So sometimes, instead of whining and complaining about not finding community, you have to create it.

Join me on this journey.

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