The Message recounts verse 29:
All the power-mongers are before him—worshiping!
All the poor and powerless, too—worshiping!
Along with those who never got it together!—worshiping!
Before and after baptism, before and after conversion, before and after maturity or power – we continue. Whether glorifying or afflicted, whether praising or poor, whether far or near – we have continuity, persistence, and new possibilities.
Lent, as a journey toward deeper discipleship or lived hope, brings with it a necessity to reflect on how we have been living, are living, and desire to live. In this reflection we find ourselves both diminished and passed by as well as anointed and testing/preparing. In all of this we find we’re going to “serve somebody “[Dylan]. May your service, your worship, your engagement with life bless each stage of your living.