Lenten Journey Day 25 – New Ways of Recognizing Everyday Glory

Seize the day, seize the opportunities. Today, like most days I enjoy connecting with people if only for a moment, to share a smile or a wave, or just a nod of acknowledgement.  It only takes a few seconds to validate someone’s existence but the effects of such a small action could be all the difference in the world to the one on the receiving end.  Often times these interactions are unplanned and are just chance encounters.  Also, on a daily basis I am intentional in my interactions with individuals who add joy and challenges to my life.  I seek to reassure and reaffirm who they are not just for me but to those surrounding them, to let them know that I see them and see the work they perform. I don’t just seek people out just to say hello but to sincerely ask them how they are doing and offer my assistance if it something I can help with. I am a firm believer that we have opportunities on a daily basis to share joy! I pray that all of you leaning in the everlasting arms of Jesus!

Matthew 13:18-26 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.”

Psalm 25:1-7 “In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.”

Quotes from The Weight of Glory:
“Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered.”

“Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered.”
~ Blessings and Peace~
Preparing for Easter by C.S.Lewis
The Weight of Glory by C.S.Lewis