Almighty God, may you guide us to seek your Truth – come whence it may, cost what it will, lead where it might. Amen.
It’s hard to believe that we’re more than halfway through the season of Lent already. The focus of the sermons in Lent has been on disrupting the religious routinism that it is so easy to fall into. Religious routinism is about treating our faith as, well, routine: something done without much thought or passion. Things that are routine are dull, predictable, and monotonous – words that should never describe the vibrancy that faith is supposed to be about. But because our lives are so full and busy and because our world is so complex, sometimes we slip into routinism because that’s all we can manage. This Lent, we have considered some ways to break out of routinism – by committing to wakefulness, interconnectedness, mightiness, and today we will consider the commitment to humbleness.