Saturday, 12 March 2011
Repentance is referred to as the 'about turn' (metanoia) we make when we realise that we aren't following God's ways. In changing direction, repentance takes us away from our sins and leads us 'back on track' with God.
What is equally as important, for me, is where we turn and to whom we turn. If I turn away from a destructive lifestyle, is it because I realise it will destroy me, or is it in order to surrender to Christ? Turning away from sin needs to be matched with turning to the Grace of Jesus. This is part of what Lent reminds us of - Jesus brings us life.
Don't just blindly turn away from sin, without turning into the arms of Jesus.
Living in Grace,