preparing for lent
from Ash Wednesday until now...
i've tried to give my time, give of myself
to faltering relationships.
a phone call, a letter, a kind word.
instead of ...silence and absence.
how am i doing??
Repeat and repeat and repeat.
my (sometimes small) attempts at giving peace to others:
reaching out instead of looking inward
showing mercy instead of heaping judgement
holding my tongue instead of lashing out
praying for patience instead projecting irritation
respecting imperfection instead of resenting "annoying" behaviour....
could use a lot more practice.
maybe a lifetime of practice.
a song about forgiveness and the beauty of Grace.
my heart knows this is where PEACE begins..