A Personal Relationship
Jesus is confident in His mission and lays everything out there for the Jews to either accept or reject. “I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept me.” Jesus explains repeatedly that He is the One whom the prophets wrote about, the One for whom John the Baptist was preparing the way. The Scriptures have prepared the Israelites for this moment, but in their pride, they refuse to accept it. At times, we find ourselves in the same situation.
Too often we fall back on our knowledge of Scripture, our degrees, our good works, and how much we know about the faith. This is not what Christ wants from us. Jesus wants a relationship. He wants us to believe in HIM. He is the Truth. He is the Way. He is the Life. Everything points to Him. Sometimes we focus too much on the things we do, the books we read and the charitable causes we are a part of. While these are great things to have in our life, it is not the most important. How is our personal relationship with the Resurrected and living Christ? How often are we just sitting and speaking with Him? Lent is a time to make this a priority.
Let us take some time to focus on our priorities, and why we are doing the things we are doing in our life. Let us read the Scripture and understand that it is Christ speaking to us through it. Jesus Christ, is the Word of God made Flesh. Let us do our good works recognizing that we are serving the person of Christ. Let us give, love, and serve knowing that it is Christ who loved and served us first.
Today’s Tip: Spend 10 minutes in silence. At the end of those 10 minutes, speak to Jesus and ask Him to motivate you so that everything you do glorifies Him.