A Lenten Throwdown

My one of my favorite pit stops on the info superhighway is Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed Blog. (Can I see a show of hands? You too, right?) Thoughtful theological/eccelsiological/coffee/sports/Crocs discussion, emceed by a truly kind person.

Since today is day 1 of that 40 days of purpose leading into resurrection day – better known as Lent – I thought I’d share one simple and heart-breaking (in the best way possible!) suggestion to consider as so many who are a part of the church take stock of their need for a Savior during this season. Professor McKnight has a beautiful, simple suggestion for all of us, whether we’re Lent Veterans or new to Lenten observance:

Here it is:
Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.

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