The Precious Gift of Lent
(Amanda Meisenheimer)

“The precious gift of Lent is that we have 40 days to re-orient ourselves from the navel-gazing self-centered, private chambers of our minds to the multi-dimensional, infinite diversity around us. We take our focus off of ourselves and we look around to the people around us we have missed. And when we reorient ourselves to see and love our neighbor, we find ourselves with Jesus.”

In your own words, how would you describe the season of Lent?

Philippians 2: 3-8

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5 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—
ven death on a cross.

This episode was written and recorded by Amanda Meisenheimer, the Minister of Children & Families at The Riverside Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms, B Roll, and Sepia by Podington Bear.

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