LETTING GO OF LENT
10 March 2014

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I nearly lost my footing this morning as freshly fallen snow covered the thin ice layering black pavement. Twice my feet almost went out from under me; it is a perfect picture of my Lent so far. Twice in a week I have heard, "This season isn't about suffering, pain, and sacrifice, it is about finding our true self."

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Look carefully and you will see the reflection of tree branches in this little pool of water; I, too, am to reflect Someone and something. I am a lavishly loved child of God 1 John 3:1, made in His image Genesis 1:26, but when my heart is frozen, God's love is not seen in my soul.

So, not even a week into Lent I am letting go of Lent; the sacrifices, the struggle, the pain of it all and I am going to simply try to love. I'm reduced to one little plant instead of three, another kind of pruning. "His command is that we walk in love." 2 John 1:6

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 I am back to my fountain. "For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light." Psalm 36:9  In Him we live and move and have our being and He asks that we remain in His love. I can ask for grace to walk in love, to remember I am lavishly loved and live from this fountain of life, light and love.

Are you walking in love this Lent?

Medicine from Sacred Writings:


"Lay hold of the pathway which leads towards heaven; rugged and narrow as it is, lay hold of it, and journey on."


                     John Chrysostom   Fourth Century