Lilies, Ravens, a Kindled Fire: Lenten Preparation

Some years back I’d think every day during Lent about how if one could just grasp Jesus’ teaching about being like the lilies of the field and the ravens of the air, one would be living the core of the gospel. But reading Luke last week, I noticed that in the very same chapter of Luke, Jesus then says this:

“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed!” (Luke 12:49-50).

Jesus is under stress! And he’s just told his hearers not to worry! Continue Reading