Lent 2022: Live Like Jesus by Teria Drayton
“ My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
March 23, 2022
Live Like Jesus
Jesus made a huge impact on earth during His short time with us. He had to use resources and creativity when sharing His message. His goal was to save, and He was willing to sacrifice His life to build God’s community of followers. This type of commitment to helping others reminds me of our ancestors who lived like Jesus to impact change in a positive way. They put their lives on the line to build community and unite us to be more powerful together, creating, and in many cases demanding, opportunities for education and equality. While we see some of this today, we could always come together and do more. Many in our communities are struggling and our presence is minimal even though we have the knowledge and resources to help.
Jesus’ example was clear. He traveled on foot to make a difference. He saw a need and worked to fill the void. He even gave His life for sinners like you and me. During this Lenten season as we reflect on Jesus, we should strive to live like Him and help the people in our communities to survive and thrive.
Dear Lord, Help us all to live like Jesus, understanding that we don’t have to wait for an opportunity to help in our communities because you’ve given us all we need to create one. Amen
Steward Teria Drayton
Senior Board of Stewards
We invite you to join us on a 40-day journey of prayer, financial sacrifice, physical activity, and spiritual connection.
Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you as we prepare for Resurrection join us as we are reminded, awakened to the great power of God within us, and connect to our role in building with God a world of justice.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.