So I’ll admit, I kind of dropped the ball on the Lenten Photo Challenge. This is so much more difficult than I expected. I guess if it was easy, though, it would not be much a challenge. I’m also having a bit of trouble making this challenge fit with the theme of my blog of “running” and all things fitness-related. So I slowed down this week. But this challenge is here to make me more aware and purposeful in my life which in turn should bring me closer to Christ. And that will make everything in life, including my blog, that much stronger. It’s hard to do that amidst all of life’s to-do’s. But all is not lost, I’m going to work on being intentional, snap a photo when I can, and if no photo speaks to me I’ll still share a few of my thoughts. Here’s my catch-up:
EVIL. First all the dictators from history came to mind. Then the Devil (and images of fire and brimstone) and his pervasiveness throughout society, always trying to push down the good efforts that we bring to the table and supplant them with doubt, hurt, lethargy, duplicitousness and so much more. Seeking out a photo to describe evil was not something I was too excited about, so instead I focused on the good things in life. It’s important to understand the hatred that we face in this world and to find ways to persevere with our faith and love for one another.
LOVE. Just think about it for yourself…
SPIRIT. Yesterday I took the kids I tutor ice skating (next post coming up on that). And while I snapped some fun photos of our outing, the videos I took captured the spirit of these children. I was smiling so much while out there and I think it’s important for us to be spirited in our life and in turn to live our lives accordingly to the ways of the Holy Spirit…it’s not an easy task.
LIVE. It’s everything. Do it with purpose.