During this period of lent, a time of fasting and purification, it’s only natural to self-asset. Wherever there are needs to improve, to benefit from the values thereof, as we hope we should, the doctrine of God, who sent his Son to become man, provides a blueprint of how to be successful. The Bible chronicles the principles of God with guidelines to follow to achieve those objectives. At the end of Lent is Easter, which we celebrate as the memorial of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. These two Lent and Easter are periods not merely of historical meaning. Their intent is deemed as reminders of God’s presence and eminence in the lives of men and women. Also, it served as an opportunity to self-actualize in the fullness of who we are destined to become.
Genesis 1: 27 reminds us of being created in the likeness of God. Also, we are heirs to his kingdom, which are significant promises to keep in mind. As we watch with concerns about the fragility of our world today and how impotent we are as a whole in our inability to change things. The ever-presence threats of unrest, social disorders, and environmental disasters are beyond our influence scope to control. This state of uncertainty calls for a decisive time to approach the things of God with clarity. It is almost screaming at us that our spiritual walk and relationships are paramount in facing tomorrow with resolve. Denial or placating to blend in isn’t practical if there is genuine care about oneself, loved ones, and the larger communities, all dynamics helping us have the life we know and enjoy. As a student in the classroom of life, as I get older, it becomes obvious that no man is an island and no one can stand alone. So, as Lent is approaching its end and we look forward to Easter, let us look deep within to see better without and acknowledge what Easter symbolizes. There is yet time to become the catalyst of change, starting with forgiveness and remembering that we are all creations in the likeness of God, who is love. It’s what we do with that love that will stand the test of time.