Lenten Reflections 2nd Friday of Lent The Long Game

Readability

Lenten Reflections 2nd Friday of Lent The Long Game

One of the rea­sons why Lent is so impor­tant is to help us get out of the desert of spir­i­tual dryness.

When we are in such a time it seems God is nowhere to be found. Our faith seems point­less, weak and doomed to failure.

How­ever it should be noted that when you are cross­ing the desert all you see is sand, it looks like you will be there for­ever and will never get out, until sud­denly you do and today there is some news that has illus­trated it perfectly.

Author­i­ties in Vladi­vos­tok, the largest city in far east­ern Rus­sia, are plan­ning to erect a gigan­tic statue of Jesus Christ on a site once des­ig­nated for a mon­u­ment of Vladimir Lenin…The statue will stand on top of a hill look­ing east over the Pacific Ocean. Soviet author­i­ties issued orders for the con­struc­tion of a 98-​foot-​high bronze statue of Lenin at the site in 1972.

Right up until the day it col­lapsed many elites, par­tic­u­larly in acad­e­mia insisted that the athe­is­tic Soviet Union was the wave of the future and if you asked any of them in 1973, or 1983 or even 1993 if a statue of Christ would be in that loca­tion nobody would have believed you…just as those in author­ity who saw Christ on the cross crying

My God my God Why have you aban­doned me?

never would have imag­ined that three days later he would rise and that two thou­sand years later that through that cross the word of God would resound all through­out the earth.

Never for­get the path to Easter always leads through Good Friday.

One of the reasons why Lent is so important is to help us get out of the desert of spiritual dryness.

When we are in such a time it seems God is nowhere to be found. Our faith seems pointless, weak and doomed to failure.

However it should be noted that when you are crossing the desert all you see is sand, it looks like you will be there forever and will never get out, until suddenly you do and today there is some news that has illustrated it perfectly.

Authorities in Vladivostok, the largest city in far eastern Russia, are planning to erect a gigantic statue of Jesus Christ on a site once designated for a monument of Vladimir Lenin…The statue will stand on top of a hill looking east over the Pacific Ocean. Soviet authorities issued orders for the construction of a 98-foot-high bronze statue of Lenin at the site in 1972. 

Right up until the day it collapsed many elites, particularly in academia insisted that the atheistic Soviet Union was the wave of the future and if you asked any of them in 1973, or 1983 or even 1993 if a statue of Christ would be in that location nobody would have believed you…just as those in authority who saw Christ on the cross crying

My God my God Why have you abandoned me?

never would have imagined that three days later he would rise and that two thousand years later that through that cross the word of God would resound all throughout the earth.

Never forget the path to Easter always leads through Good Friday.