Mid-Lent Reflections & Prayers
In the midst of Lent 2019, I once again take up the practice begun four years ago, the first year of
Slowly, colorful slips of paper curl beneath my fingers. I say
aloud the name written inside and place it gently among the others
filling the prayer basket. Touching the curls, I am reminded of the
wood shavings that spiral beneath a plane. Did the boy Jesus play with
such curls at Joseph's feet, I wonder? For countless hours, I suppose,
and I smile.
A visual reminder of blessing and promise, each paper contains the name of someone who's signed up for the Easter retreat, Witnesses to Resurrection.
I pray their Lenten journey is drawing them deeper into their walk
with Jesus or at least giving them inklings that He walks alongside. My
own journey is now linked with theirs as I hold them in prayer and plan
for our time together after Easter.
gifts "in good measure, packed together, shaken down, overflowing,
poured into your lap." (Luke 6:38) Is the same true of those for whom
Indeed, each of them is gift as well, I suppose, and I smile.
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