We are past the halfway point in the journey of Lent and getting closer to Jerusalem and the events of Holy Week. Now more than ever it is important to pause for a moment. So I invite you to make some quiet time, take deep breaths and relax into the place you find yourself.
Perhaps you just need to breathe for a few moments, connecting with your breath and your body. But if you are drawn to words, read Ann Weems’ poem slowly and see if a phrase resonates. Then take this with you into the rest of your day.
The way to Jerusalem is cluttered
with bits and pieces of our lives
that fly up and cry out,
wounding us as we try to keep upon this path
that leads to Life.
Why didn’t someone tell us
that it would be this hard?
In the midst of the clutter
the children laugh and run after stars.
Those of us who are wise will follow,
for the children will be the first
to kneel in Jerusalem.
Peace, Karen Dale
in ministry with Beach United Church