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Lent 3.9

Sometime temptation looks like the voices in our head that keep us from trusting that we are God's beloved children.  Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber speaks to the temptation to listen to those voices, and the invitation to trust that God is more powerful than those voices.

"Maybe my demon of anger knows to steer clear of the gospel, lest I end up forgiving some jackass who I really want to punch in the throat.  Maybe your demon of inertia knows to avoid Jesus, lest it be cast off a cliff and you have to start showing up in life.  Maybe your demon of compulsive eating knows to not listen to Jesus' words of love, lest it find itself drowned in a lake and you clothed and fully in your body, sitting and Jesus' feet.  Maybe my demon of always, always, always having to prove myself fears Jesus since if I were to listen to Jesus and not that demon, I may start really believing that I am already good enough and then I'd have to stop overfunctioning."

May you listen to the voice of Jesus that says you are fearfully and wonderfully made, God's beloved no matter what.
Peace,
Laurie 
Posted by Laurie Weicher at 6:00 AM
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