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Today the cross stands before me, as it did you.
This suffering world engulfs me, as it did you.
A feeling that God has somehow grown distant, pervades me, as it did you.
A yearning to be whole still beckons me, though, as it did you.
So today I will question. I will admit my mess. And I will listen…
And when I return to my humanity,
considering all its doubts, questions and hardships,
one thing brings my heart to hope:
While the cross stands before me, I am never burdened with the entirety of its unruly weight.
For as I stand and gaze, I see not the abysmal fare of this world,
but instead the one who cared enough to love it perfectly.
Help me love it perfectly, just as you do. Amen.
Steps to Take:
Read. Find Sacrifice | Solidarity, our weekly
Lent blog, at c247fam.org/blog.
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