Place: the car
Favorite Things: my husbands passion
Everyone of us has moments of denial, moments where we deny the reality of what is happening in our now.
In the walk to the cross, Jesus’s best friend, his companion, his brother, denied ever knowing him.
When it got hard, when people were yelling abuse and lies and shame at Jesus Peters darkest moment came when he denied ever knowing Christ.
Peter said, “Master, I’m ready for anything with you. I’d go to jail for you. I’d die for you!” Jesus said, “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, Peter, but before the rooster crows you will have three times denied that you know me.” Then Jesus said, “When I sent you out and told you to travel light, to take only the bare necessities, did you get along all right?” “Certainly,” they said, “we got along just fine.” (Luke 22:33-35 MSG)
Have you ever had moments where you have been in denial?
Are there people when you are with them you are not your true self?
Do you need to change who you are to fit in, do you change your morals and beliefs so as to not rock the boat?
Denial is not a pretty place, as it’s one filled with regret and shame.
This Lent, what areas of your life are you in denial?
This Lent, what people encourage and demand denial of that which is really sacred and important to you…
Praying truth prevails in every situation, for every person reading this blog today.