Create in me a clean heart, O God –Psalm 51:10
This is an intervention.
We’re worried about you. You’ve been distant lately. Whenever we try to talk to you you seem so distracted, unfocussed. Like your mind is caught up in other things.
Have you gotten yourself in some sort of trouble? Are you making bad decisions? Have you forsaken us for something unhealthy? Maybe it’s your actions that have been problematic, or maybe it’s your thoughts. You know, unhealthy patterns of thinking are just as dangerous as their corresponding actions.
Okay, we’ll just come out and ask it: Are you cheating on us? Of course, we already know the answer. We’re your parent, your brother, your spirit. We know you best. We know every thought before you think it, every move before you make it.
We’re your heavenly family, with bonds stronger than even those of your earthly family. When you pull away like this, it hurts us. It hurts the whole Kingdom.
So what can we do to mend your cheating heart? How can we guide you back into the fullness of relationship—not just with us, but with your earthly brothers and sisters? How can we help you be healthier? Holier?
This is an intervention. It doesn’t work unless you admit you have a problem. We love you so much, and we want to give you room to ponder who you are, and who you want to be.
Why don’t you take some time to think about it, and pray about it.
How about, say, 40 days?
Have a good Lent,
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