2021.02.21 Daily Devotional for Lent
Our Lenten Devotionals feature reflections from The Road Back to God by Larry Neeb.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Luke 10:25-27 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
“You Count in God’s Eyes”
As children, most of us were taught that to love God, and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, was at the hearts of Christianity. And this is true! But most of us aren’t very good at loving ourselves; some are even afraid of loving themselves. We need to discover and affirm the proper love of self. The secret is this: The kind of self love that frees us comes from knowing that, even in our sinfulness, God loves and accepts us. We are recipients of an alien righteousness that makes us precious in God’s sight. We count in God’s eye. Think on that this week.
As I have said before here before, one of the most helpful messages that I have received from colleagues during this trying season of pandemic is to say to myself often, “You are Enough.”