I have come in my Father’s name and you do not accept me; if another comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe when you accept glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the one who alone is God? John 5:43-44
The road to Calvary is beyond time. In this Lenten Season, as in all Lenten seasons, there are conflicting voices of glory and we must make a choice of which one we listen to. Do we listen to Christ, the Eternal Word, as He travels this road? Do we “seek the glory that comes from the one who alone is God”? The competing, worldly voices of glory this Lenten Season seem to be uniquely seductive and strident. Will we allow these worldly voices to draw us from the One Eternal Voice on the road to Calvary? God is asking us for a commitment.
Prayer 61, The Book of Common Prayer
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen