“Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.”
As we draw to the end of the Lenten season, which officially ends on Palm Sunday, let us use this Scripture to reflect on our purposes and intents for the season. Remember, Lent began as a season for Christ followers to use to reflect on their own baptism as new Christ followers would prepare for their Easter morning baptism. During this season of reflection, we are to pay attention to the ways that we have “drifted away.” The Scripture for today helps us to recognize that as life goes, we all lose track of our spiritual journeys. We take on qualities and acquire habits that are opposed to who we seek to be as we follow Christ. But Lent is our chance to confess those driftings and repent, which literally means turn away. We have tried to intentionally look at how we have drifted away with regard to our complaining. Complaints truly take us off track.