My brother died at age thirty-one. Jesus died at age thirty-three. As I think about this, I can only think, “Way too short.” Yet on the other hand both lives were full. My brother got to do the things he wanted to do, he traveled to the places he wanted to see and he had a happy marriage that produced a child. Each day he lived to the fullest. Of course, we know about Jesus - certainly a person that lived his life to the fullest and beyond. But the same is true for each of us. We have the potential to live every day to its fullest.
In the time of Lent, it is time to reflect on our lives, our relationship to God and to assess if we are living to our fullest. Every day presents an opportunity for us to live the best we can live. I am often amused by eighty-something year olds telling me that they’re too old to do anything when I’ve just talked to a ninety-something year old who’s told me that they’re so busy they can hardly get everything done. It’s a matter of perspective and a willingness to live up to one’s full potential.
So I ask you to join with me during Lent and ask yourself, “Am I living each day to its fullest?”
This blog consists of reflections written by the minister each week for the Sunday bulletin. We hope that you enjoy the musings!