Daily Lenten Reflection

It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously. –Micah 6:8, MSG

Richard Rohr was the first person I heard say that the gospel message is so simple it’s disarming.  Read that one more time.  Yes, love of God and love of neighbor is a message so simple that it almost takes us by surprise.  In our complex and increasingly complicated world where we are so accustomed to striving, achieving, earning, calculating, and navigating, it has become hard to accept that something, especially love, can be given and received so freely. –Dustin Davis, Disarmingly Simple


  • How does the simplicity of the gospel message take you by surprise?
  • In your life, is it natural or difficult to accept that love can be given and received so freely?
  • Prayerfully dwell with Micah 6:8. What is God’s invitation to you in this text?