God led the people into the wilderness so that they could be free. But freedom meant that they had to learn the habits of liberation.
But old habits die hard.
And oppression is an infection that wants to get into our DNA and change who we are…
This is the precious thing about Lent. Lent is the season when God is inviting us back into the wilderness so that we can learn some new habits of liberation.
Lent, which means “spring”, invites us to spring into new habits that teach us to believe in and trust in God.
Excerpt from Pastor Kaji’s blog: http://soundthebells.blogspot.com/2017/03/breaking-free-from-slavery.html