Lent is about death. Sometimes it is the ultimate sacrifice and a literal death, like in Frozen. Sometimes it is the death of pride, a dream, ego, or ambition.
This was true for Marlin.
Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. (Philippians 2:3-4)
Marlin wanted to keep Nemo and himself safe. But when Nemo literally got caught in disobedience, Marlin let his own wants and ambitions die.
Marlin left the safety of the reef – his home – to go find his son.
Marlin thought more of his son’s needs than his own.
What about you?
Do you need to let some dream, ambition, desire, want die?
What are you holding on to that needs to die?
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