Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Psalm 70Jeremiah 4:9-10, 19-28Romans 2:12-24John 5:19-29

Thus says the Lord . . . the whole earth shall be a desolation. . . .
When courage has failed
Anguish is felt
When we sense the alarm of war
When cities are in ruins
And darkness is known
in destruction and waste
in anger and haste
in fear and loneliness
and grief
in the desolation of
in so many forms

We cry out to God
To make haste to help us
To hasten to us
And not delay

And we hold out somehow
A small flicker of hope

For “Thus says the Lord . . . I will not make a final end. . . .”
“For truly truly I say to you whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life”

Thus where there is darkness let us bring light
Where there is sadness joy
For it is in giving that we receive
And in pardoning that we are pardoned.
Anne Cressin

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