Yesterday there was a big huge jackpot in Powerball and as of this writing I don’t know if I have suddenly become very very rich but I’m going to go out on a limb here and presume that I haven’t.
We often obsess over our comfort, and dream of wealth, brand new houses and the more ambitious of us put in the world and dedication to get there.
But for a Christian at any time in general and at during Lent in particular it’s worth remembering the words of the Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day our daily bread.”
It’s not “give us wealth”, it’s not “give us power”, it’s not “give us status” it’s “give us our daily bread”.
Christianity may be a religion that brings comfort but it’s not one focused on being comfortable.
When we ask for our daily bread we are asking for what we need to get by, to pay the bills as it were. This is the way Jesus Christ has taught us to approach God and as the Lord has a history of giving us rules and advice for our benefit.
When we ask for our daily bread and we get it, it’s a blessing. When we ask for our daily bread and we get more then it becomes a gift to celebrate.