Day 9 – The Lenten Journey of Sid


Carl Heinrich Bloch, oil on canvas

This whole non social media thing is WAY harder than not eating meat. As I’ve been going through “Lent for everybody” which is a Lent devotional by N.T. Wright from the Youversion app of the Bible, it was talking about the Sermon on the Mount and had readings based on this famous sermon. When I was in seminary, one of the courses I took was on the Beatitudes/Sermon on the Mount. We studied the text for 3 months. At first, I was wondering if that’s really stretching it. It’s 3 chapters. But as I got into it, I was thinking “3 months is not long enough to study this text!” I have written various papers on it, and I still feel like there is more that I have yet to discover concerning this seminal text. As I’m going through this fasting during Lent thing, one of the things I want to make sure I do is that I spend my time properly in terms of focussing on God during this time. I don’t think I’ve been doing a good job on that front. So I need to make sure I do that.

Join me on this journey.

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