Reading John 2:13-22
Jesus said: “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?" But he was speaking about the temple of his body. John 2:19-21
Before he would be raised from the dead, opening everlasting life to his creation to live into, Jesus subjected himself to destruction, willingly giving his mortal life for us. In Lent, we are called to give up far less than Jesus did for the sake of pressing more into God in preparation for Resurrection. What in our own lives are we willing to let be destroyed for the sake of living a fuller life in Christ?