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