Jesus said to his disciples: “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”
The he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?” Luke 9:22-25
Today is only the second day of Lent. For me, I am striving to keep myself from the temptations of checking all my social media accounts. It sounds funny, but to be honest, it is a habit to me. Just mindlessly looking at what is going on in the world around me. It does nothing to advance me in any matter. So, even though I know all of this, I still feel like I am coming off of a pain medication.
I pray that I will not feel this same way by the end of my Lenten journey. I want to willingly take up my cross daily, and not get caught up with the world. I want to be better than watching the feeds go by.