In the gap

Sin isn’t just the obvious, the “thou shalt nots.”  Sin is a lot messier and a lot more subtle.  Really, sin is anything that gets between me and God. 

And the little things do just as good a job of separating me from God as the big stuff does.  In a way, they’re worse than the “thou shalt nots.”  Because they’re not as obvious. 

I know who moved.  And now I’m looking at what moved in.  In the gap between me and God. 

So that’s what I’m thinking about for Lent.  And if I really want this Lent to mean something, that’s what I need to give up. 

It won’t be easy.  I don’t stand a chance without God’s grace.  A lot of it.  But if I’m serious... 

Or I could just give up chocolate.  Again. 

More on this tomorrow.  Readings for Sunday