We hold each other’s hands as we pray – and anchored to the Spirit in each other, we reach our hands out into the world. It is “the hands of love” that form a chain reaction of being ministered to and ministering to others. This is the rhythm of Christian practice.
Jesus’ call to follow is not a demand to go do something extraordinary: it’s an invitation to be present with him in our lives. When we sense the spirit of love in our lives, all we have to do is go along.
Dearly Beloved, Grace and peace to you from God, who is always calling us nearer. Tomorrow is the beginning of the season of Lent. The word “Lent” is derived from “lengthen,” for the lengthening days of spring. Lent is forty days of prayer and repentance prior to Easter, in preparation for being made new in…
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