I realized that in my own life, my soil and dust were not the pristine soil of a Garden of Eden, but rather the dirt-excrement combination of a slum. Yet, God makes beautiful things even out of this -- even out of me.
During this Lenten season of wandering and renewal, I have to keep reminding myself: This isn't all about me. God is renewing me. But he also renewing all of us. Lent is not only fasting in our lives, but also fasting to glorify God through serving others, not ourselves. Read Isaiah 58.
I have been selfish all of my life. Now it's time I fast from myself.
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