Lent can be a time to confront the logs in our own eyes, to name them, and to call on the Lord for help removing them. Something beautiful happens when we do this: We become less judgmental, more gentle, and more understanding of the struggles that others face. In a word, we become compassionate.
—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015)
What “log” in your eye do you often judge in the life of those around you? Join the conversation.
Why do you see the splinter that’s in your brother’s or sister’s eye, but don’t notice the log in your own eye?
—Matthew 7:3 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Holy God, as I walk through this Holy Week, help me to remember all that Jesus experienced in the last week of his life. Guide me to remember his greatest sacrifice, and help me as I seek to follow Jesus. Thank you for your great love. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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