Friday, March 2, 2012

Perspectives: Self-Denial

When we join the church, we promise to support it with our prayers, our presence, our service, our talents and our gifts.  This is especially true during Lent when we are reminded of the sacrifices of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We and our students should make an extra effort to give our time, talent and treasure to God and seek how He wishes for us to serve. And if giving up something or giving something extra is painful, we are reminded of what Jesus went through on the cross.

When I was a child, I heard the phrase "I'm Third." - this stood for "God 1st, Others 2nd, I'm 3rd.". This is one more way to remind our youth to Love God, Love Neighbor!

by Mark Whitaker
Chair, youTheology Advisory Board

Youth & Young Adult Director @ Avondale United Methodist Church in KC North
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Developing Faithful Leaders for a Diverse Church and World Now and in the Future

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