Friday, February 20, 2015

Lent - time to upgrade and re-tune ourselves

We have always looked at Lent as a time to get closer to Jesus by fine-tuning our spiritual lives. With the many appliances we have at our disposal, and which we use routinely and regularly, we’ll be in big trouble if you ignore the red lights to upgrade, re-charge and overhaul whatever we use. This may help you understand how important it is for us to fine-tune our spiritual lives too.
If we were batteries, Lent would be a time to charge them up.
If we were knives, Lent would be a time to sharpen our cutting edges.
If we were cars, Lent would be a time for an oil change and a tune-up.
If we were swimming pools, Lent would be a time to filter the dirt out of the water.
If we were gardens, Lent would be a time to fertilize our soil and dig out our weeds.
If we were carpets, Lent would be a time to get power-cleaned.

If we were VCR’s, Lent would be a time to clean our heads and adjust our tracking system.
If we were IPads, Lent would be a time to charge them up when we’re low on battery life.
If we were computers, Lent would be a time to overhaul our disk drive.
If we were highways, Lent would be a time to repair our cracks and fill our potholes.
If we were TV sets, lent would be a time to adjust our focus and our fine-tuning.

If we were silverware, Lent would be a time to clean away our tarnish.
If we were seeds, Lent would be a time to germinate and reach for the sun.
If we were lawn-mowers, Lent would be a time to sharpen those blades.
And if we pretend to be good Christians, Lent is a time to pray more, go to confession, and be good role-models for others.

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