Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pardon My Lenten Smile

When Mike was in seminary I somehow came into possession  of a button that said, "Pardon My Lenten Smile".  I loved that button!   Unfortunately, I lost it some time ago.

I know that Lent is a time to remember all that Jesus had to endure before his resurrection.  I know we have to make that journey.  We need to dwell on the mockery, humiliation, pain, rejection, betrayal and death.  It needs to be real to us.  We need to feel it and own it.  We need to take responsibility for it and we need to be repentant.

But, because I already know how the story turns out, I may occasionally be caught with a Lenten Smile!