Saturday of the First Week of Lent
Gulp! I just read “love your enemies.” Gulp again! Pray for those who persecute you.” But who are my enemies? Very likely, it’s not a person outside myself. It’s me. (To the English teachers: It’s I.) I’ve got a true self that God created and sees in its perfection. And I’ve got a false self that is rather evident to the people who live with me but maybe deeply hidden from my own eyes. Lent is a time to discover my false self–the self that doesn’t reflect God’s image in me. If I can be truer to my true self, then God knows I can make a difference just by being who I am called to be.