The Word Among Us

Lent 2005 Issue

Streams in the Desert

Embracing the Paradoxes of Lent

Isn't it amazing the way Scripture turns so many things upside down? The meek inherit the earth, while the proud are humbled and brought low. It's only in dying that we find life. Those who are last become the first. Over and over again in Scripture, things are not what they seem, and the more time we spend reading the Bible, the more paradoxes we seem to find.

At no other time are the paradoxes of the Christian life more evident than during the season of Lent. While the world looks upon this as a...

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