Good, Beautiful, and Kind: Reintroduction

Childhood Memories and Olympic History

Do you recall the exhilaration of playing tug of war as a child? For some, it’s a cherished memory, while for others, perhaps not so much. Surprisingly, tug of war was once an Olympic sport, featuring prominently in the Games between 1900 and 1920. Drawing a parallel between the game and life’s spiritual journey, we find ourselves pulled between the path God beckons us towards and the allure of worldly distractions. As we embark on the Lenten season, this analogy becomes particularly poignant.

Exploring Goodness, Beauty, and Kindness

Inspired by Langston Hughes’s evocative poem “Tired,” we’re prompted to contemplate the yearning for goodness, beauty, and kindness amidst a world fractured by strife and discord. These virtues, essential to our human experience, often seem elusive amid the chaos.

Delving into Galatians 5, we uncover profound insights into the dichotomy between living by the Spirit and succumbing to worldly temptations. Self-reflection, prayer, and communal accountability are essential as we navigate this internal tug of war.

Lenten Journey of Surrender

As we journey through Lent, we’re invited to surrender to the transformative work of the Spirit. Embracing this season as an opportunity for spiritual renewal, we aspire to reflect God’s goodness, beauty, and kindness in our lives. Let us draw inspiration from those who exemplify these virtues, and may our journey towards wholeness in a fractured world be guided by the transformative power of God’s Spirit.

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