What are you pondering two weeks into Lent? What are you longing for in the quiet of your heart?
Elaine Besthorn unlocks the #lentenlabyrinth~~seek.
The door was locked.
More of our group arrived.
They too tried the door.
I guess they did not trust our findings.
Repeat entire sequence one more time after our entire group arrived.
Rachel Hackenberg considers the fig tree.
Still trying to grow,
O Jesus, Gardener of Life.
Still trying to heal,
O Jesus, Redeemer of Dust.
Still trying to serve,
O Jesus, Host of the Banquet.
Don’t dig up this fig tree yet.
Don’t abandon me to my bleeding.
Don’t kick me out for lack of a dinner robe.
Sally Coleman is Watching Snow…
I need the stilling of my spirit,
The calming of storms within, and around me…
I need a holy silence to hold me,
If only for a moment…
Pat Raube is blogging through the season – Lent Day 12: I Need You.
This opening verse to Psalm 63 never fails to connect with me at an emotional, almost physical level.
It’s piercing, but in a good way.
I can feel the longing of the psalmist.
I can feel the deficit they feel: the parched soul, the body ready to collapse.
And I can feel that this is not idle seeking: They are clamoring, they are questing. This is not a passing-the-time-with-religion kind of thing.
Today, I feel the need.
Milton Brasher-Cunningham continues his lenten journal: someone is always leaving.
someone is always leaving
I was twelve years old before
I met someone who had never moved
and I discovered I was the strange one
because I was accustomed to suitcases
Read the rest at his blog, where he always signs his posts, “Peace, Milton.”
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Martha Spong is a clergy coach and executive director of RevGalBlogPals. She is co-author of Denial is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), with Rachel Hackenberg, and editor of There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, a collection of essays by members of the RevGalBlogPals community.
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