He seems the kind of person your parents would have been happy to be dating your sister. All his life he had done everything right and met everyone’s expectations. Yet Jesus recognises that his good, safe life was cushioning him from really living for God. He had made his faith safe.
Could that also be said of us? Have we made our faith safe? Have we found a place for faith where it has minimal impact on our lives?
Today’s Thought for the Day for Lent is from Norman