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Lenten Devotions: Day Fifteen

Wednesday, March 23

Action Challenge: Naming our faith and fears. We invite you to prayerfully consider what positive and negative names you call Jesus and other people, both audibly and by your actions or inactions. When I do not trust him and when I take life into my own hands, my actions call him “unfaithful.”

Believing all people are created and loved by God, I call them “valuable” and “precious.” Yet, my inner thoughts and outward actions at times communicate just the opposite. “Lazy.” “Hopeless.” “Not worth my time.”

On separate, small pieces of paper, write down one positive and one negative name you call Jesus and one positive and one negative name you call others. (You will have four names total.) Confessing the two negative names, picture yourself placing them in Jesus’ nail-scarred hands. Then, tear up these pieces of paper, committing and asking God to help you speak them no more. Carry the two positive names with you, in your pocket or purse, and incorporate them into your prayer life and your social interactions this week.

Zach Schmidt is the Central Midwest field organizer at Bread for the World.

 

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