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Lent: Willing?

willing? (for Lent)

Am I willing
To be bread of life for others,
Crumbs of truth and kindness
Scattered ‘mong my future sisters, brothers?

Am I willing
To be river of life flowing,
To those in deep unknowing
As they walk the path of death,
With no hope-filled, eternal breath?

Oh, Jesus, in this hour,
Make me resolute with power,
Step “outside the gate” of norm,
Find You in outside storm,
To lay me down as bridge to be,
For others’ blinded eyes to see!

copyright, 2/17/2018, Ruth Tuttle Conard

Reflect: Hebrews 13:11-13; Colossians 3: 9-12.

“So it is ourselves that we must spread under Christ’s feet, not coats or lifeless branches or shoots of trees, matter which wastes away and delights the eye only for a few brief hours. But we have clothed ourselves with Christ’s grace, with the whole Christ – “for as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” – so let us spread ourselves like coats under His feet.”
—Andrew of Crete (from Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter)


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