Sunday, March 11, 2012

Reflection for the Third Week of Lent

Reflection for the Third Week of Lent

"Lent is a time to pause, to reflect and to be silent. Lent is a time when we withdraw to become engaged; when we are contemplative so we can take up activity; when we attend to our own inner yearnings and God's inner nudges so we can take up the cross of justice and work for the way of peace ... Lent is not about doing without, but doing something. This is not a time to give up, but to take on. This is the season when we are asked to be intentional about our relationship with God as we reflect on our rites of passage to wholeness and life." - Jeffrey Steven Gaines, Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church San Francisco

Psalm 19: 7-8

The law of God is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of God is sure,
making wise the simple;
The precepts of God are right,
rejoicing the heart,
The commandment of God is pure
enlightening the eyes.


"There is a really deep well inside me.
And in it dwells God.
Sometimes I am there too.
But more often, stones and grit block the well,
and God is buried beneath.
Then God must be dug out again."
- Etty Hillesum

Dear Lord, We stand here at the well
thirsting for living water. As you fill our cups,
please give us strong and steady hands. Amen

From the Kirkridge Retreat Center
Bangor, Pennsylvania 18013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice comment. Lent sounds fasting. A time when you give up something and spend more time with God. I know a few people who give up things for lent and now I have a better understanding of lent.