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Choosing life

Can we make our own Lenten mission statement?  Certainly, Christ did.  He would suffer greatly, be killed, but on the third day, he would rise again.

Our mission statement should lead us to life.  But what is true life?  Jesus said, "He who wants to save his life will lose it.  But he who loses his life for my sake shall find it."  We may be saving our lives here on earth, but we are actually dying.  Notice the signs of death around us.  If we choose real life, we need to offer ourselves to God and others so we may all live in God.  A parent who denies himself or herself of all material comforts to prove a point to his or her children that life with the Lord really matters is actually a source of life for the children.

Let's celebrate Lent by entering into the death of our own selfishness so that through our sacrifice, all may life as Christ did.