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All Saints' Episcopal Church, Lakeland, Florida.

The Call of Lent

The Call of Lent, 2 Key Verses: (1) Luke 9:24 (ESV): “24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” (2) Galatians 6:15 (CEV): “15 It doesn’t matter if you are circumcised or not. All that matters is that you are a new person.”

The Call of Lent is a call to transformation, to continue on and go deeper in the process of becoming a new person. If we aren’t careful, we can miss the essence of the Lenten call. Instead of responding to God in the depths of our spirit and surrendering to him at the core of our being, we can think only of external activities. External activities are good, enriching, stabilizing; they are a very important part of the Christian life. But if we want the most important gift God has for us in Lent, we will need to spend time opening our inner being to his deep cleansing and healing work even as we are faithful to our external practices and responsibilities. This kind of work has been called Divine Therapy. It engages our unconscious motivations and reaction patterns. These are aspects of our old self, our flesh. But as Galatians 6:15 (CEV) declares, “All that matters is that you are a new person,” what the ESV translation calls “a new creation.”

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Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 30

First Lesson Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm Psalm 119:129-136
Second Lesson Romans 8:26-39
The Holy Gospel Matthew 13:31-33, Matthew 13:44-52

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