Lent Reflection: My Confession (Philippians 2: 5-8)

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,  he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death– even death on a cross.
Philippians 2: 5-8

Holy God, 

This is my confession.

I am selfish. I would rather be in control than actually helpful.  I am happy to give someone a jacket, or a blanket, or a meal rather than a listening ear.  I am sure others see the world the same way I do.

I am fearful of change and suffering.  I refuse to face my inner pains at the cost of my own transformation.  I avoid others who are hurting to protect myself, like their hardship is contagious.

I don’t want to appear weak.  I would rather take the casserole than need one.

I confess I am controlling, fearful, and want to know the future.  My faithlessness hounds my loved ones.

This week we remember the great humility of Your Son Jesus.

Jesus did not make power grabs.

Jesus who walked the dusty roads and touched the people others rejected.  He listened and looked at their suffering with open eyes.

Jesus was the embodied expression of You in this world.  Jesus who suffered and even died to show Your Great Love.

Lord hear my prayer and expand my vision beyond myself. Please forgive me.

This is my confession.

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Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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