We have become a generation of people who worship our work, who work at our play, and who play at our worship. (Quoted by Leland Ryken, author)
Ryken’s quote is illustrated well by the way some people make light of Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter, which ends tomorrow. Lent is intended to be a time of careful spiritual thought, often including giving up patterns of behavior that may be a hindrance to worship. Serious Christians, however celebrate the sacrifice of God’s Son to give us a relationship with Him.
God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8).