The Lenten Journey began this morning. A few of us gathered in the church this Ash Wednesday:
So, what are you giving up for lent?
Or, maybe, what are you taking on for lent?
REMEMBER, lent is about FOCUS.
WE take away or take on things / habits to FOCUS on Jesus as we approach Easter.
Here is a piece from TS Eliot that we read as the Benediction:
I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you
Which shall be the darkness of God. As, in a theatre,
The lights are extinguished, for the scene to be changed
With a hollow rumble of wings, with a movement of darkness on darkness,
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.