I am a big fan of the new TV series Harry’s Law produced by David E. Kelley of Ally McBeal fame and starring my junior high classmate Kathy Bates. Last night as the show wrapped up, Harry in the background talks about life’s journey and the special people one becomes attached to in our life. She then talks about the “pass-throughs.” Those who pass through our life and for a time leave a special mark on our life and our spiritual journey. We all have “pass-throughs.” Someone whose name just being mentioned kindles a warm place in our heart. Their presence brought insight and left a indelible mark on our lives. They may be quirky, frustrating, and at time outrageous, but in their uniqueness we see the humor and love of God. I am thinking of one such person as I write this piece. During Lent we spend time on so many aspects of our life we sometimes forget the “pass-throughs.” This Lent spend a little time on those “characters” who passed through and ask what was it about them that made them so endearing, what quality did they possess that was needed so much back then, and what was in it me that made me so attracted to their flame. Such a meditative journey may draw us closer to our true selves. It will certainly draw us closer to God.
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