Trapped Behind Barcodes

I stumbled across this image while surfing the web this morning in search of Lenten reflections. I think it’s a provocative image for all of us living in a consumer culture. What God has for us–and wants for us–is so much better, deeper, and precious than the mountains of stuff we heap into our shopping carts. It’s also a powerful reminder (for me, anyway) that faith is about checking in rather than checking out. That’s what Lent helps us to do, and why it’s such an important and holy season.  Blessings for the Lenten journey.

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  1. David Chastain

     /  March 2, 2012

    Amen — Love the checking in vs. checking out!

    • I am with you on this one. I don’t understand the idea of gvniig up Facebook, or coffee, or sugar for Lent. It makes it too much like a new year’s resolution. So you give up chocolate for a few weeks, then what? I don’t think that is really the purpose of Lent. And if you’re not going to do it for real, then why do it at all? How about gvniig up something meaningful? Something that will change your life and make you a better person. That would be a better Lent resolution.


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