My computer has returned after a long struggle with the Ukranian’s. At least that’s what the people who debugged, dehorsed, and dewormed it said. The good news was I didn’t pass it on to anyone; whatever I had wasn’t contagious. Now back to typing with two fingers rather than one thumb.
In previous years, I’ve referred to the Lenten season as a time for a spiritual spring cleaning. I was reminded that our body undergoes a process of change daily. I’m not talking about the obvious. I’m thinking about my granddaughter, Mary, who lost a tooth so a new and better one would take its place. Lent is a time to examine our spiritual lives, is it time to change our personal outreach, our adherence to dogma, or to be open to thoughts and words that originate from other denominations or faiths. To live in God’s presence is to continually re-evaluate the old and make room for the new. Lent provides the opportunity.
I absolutely loved this post… and I’m so glad you are back on line with 2 fingers as opposed to two opposing thumbs (is that redundant?).
Loved the metaphor about Mary’s tooth! Life is SO much about putting behind us that which served but no longer does. And thinking beyond dogma absolutely resonates with me. Dogma has value in simplifying and facilitating, but for me it takes me out of relationship with the Beloved.