Lent 1 – Psalm 25:1-10, Mark 1:9-15
In the Psalm appointed for this first Sunday in Lent the Psalmist persistently asks to know God’s ways and to be led on God’s paths. Convinced that all God’s paths are “steadfast love and faithfulness” for those who are willing to follow, the Psalmist seems eager to get moving in whichever way God leads. Without question, this is the right disposition to have at the beginning of our Lenten journey. The Psalmist wants to be led by God. For me, actually wanting to be led by God is always the great hurdle to overcome at the start of this season. Am I willing to subject my desires to God’s desires so that over time God’s desires become my own?