When I think about the season of Lent, it reminds me of an issue I sometimes have when I’m packing for work trips. In my job, my schedule gets so busy that sometimes my trips are back to back. Because of that I pretty much end up unpacking my luggage just to repack it. The problem is that when I get to my destination, I either have too much extra weight or I don’t have exactly what I need. This reminds me of Psalms 103:15 and 17.

Our days are so few, and our momentary beauty so swiftly fades away! –Psalms 103:15 TPT

But Lord, your endless love stretches from one eternity to the other, unbroken and unrelenting toward those who fear you and those who bow facedown in awe before you. Your faithfulness to keep every gracious promise you’ve made passes from parents, to children, to grandchildren, and beyond. –Psalms 103:17 TPT

The reminder in this scripture is that life is momentary but the love of the Lord is going to be with us for eternity. These 40 days of Lent are a great moment for us to see what we are carrying that we might not need. Since we sometimes feel that we are too busy, we don’t check what we have and we keep adding more on top. I invite all of you to invite the Holy Spirit and to have the courage to see what we have to let go (unpack) so we can make space for the most important thing, which is the Lord. Some people practice fasting (from food, social media, etc.) or seek spiritual direction more often during these days to be able to discern better what they need to let go of. I encourage all of you to seek with all your heart, what you need to do in order to reflect Christ in everything that you do. Love you all.

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