A new friend sent me the following after yesterday’s Pew:
A vision without a task is (but) a dream.
A task without a vision is drudgery.
(But) A vision and a task are the hope of the world!
—— from a church in Sussex, England c 1730
It sums up what I poorly was trying to say yesterday.
Today I turn to another friend:
Our faith says you don’t have to win, you just have to keep on trying. – Marion Wright Edelman
Conference basketball tournaments are going on this weekend, and then we start March Madness. There can only be one winner. The Super Bowl is long gone, and the NFL teams are frantically trying to scout free agents to get ready for next year. Even though Baltimore won, all there is of football conversation is next season. Even the winner is soon forgotten, and has to keep trying.
Marion Wright remind us that the wounds of the world can be overwhelming, but as disciples we must not let that keep us from healing. During Lent we ask and pray, “God, what loving action can I do to make a difference today, and give the strength to keep trying.”