Topic: Neo Liturgical Praxis
We slept out, denied ourselves earthly pleasures, involved ourselves in some of the terrible life circumstances of others, rejoiced over the closeness of God, while being heartbroken in understanding the terrible price paid for us, and were given people to be God's hand of mercy toward.
In some ways it feels like a lifetime lived within 40 days. I'm tired.
Through all of this, it seems as though we have more of a resolve, moving into the real work of reconciliation; having a keen awareness of some of the crap that God lovingly puts up with from His church, and also wanting better (hopefully like Him).
We have truly been shown where people's loves lie through their actions, both good and bad.
It is a bit startling to realize that the people who claim understanding show little to no regard for God and His worship, evidenced by their treatment of Him through a lack of worship, and ignoring His people; exhibiting a very dim understanding of life outside their own narcissism.
At the same time, those who you'd might think care very little for God, came through this time looking like, and loving Jesus; again, evidenced by their worship and careful reflection during this time.
I had posted before, how taking the journey through the Lenten Desert changes things. I didn't think so much could become so clear in such a short time.
We will be writing more about this in our March Newsletter "Beside Still Waters."
Until then, blessings...