It always amazes me that you sometimes get the message you need in what you read. That happened to me this morning, as I reflected with the Little Black Book from the Diocese of Saginaw (they're a GREAT resource for prayer and reflection). This is what I read ...

Lent is a time for us to plunge in and try to experience who we are. We can enjoy the exhilaration of clearing away anything that comes between us and God. That's not gloomy. Sometimes we think of Lenten sacrifices as painful. But the word sacrifice means to "make holy." Our sacrifice is a gift that we give to God, as we take away anything that stands between us.
I was amazed at how perfectly that fits in with my de-cluttering Lenten theme. The message is so clear ... the question is do I have ears to hear??

Happy 1st Sunday of Lent.


Anonymous said...

I just got the Little Black Book at a retreat I attended today. I read today's reflection and immediately thought of you!

Sarah said...

Hey! guess who's desk the little black book just found its way to? All the way to the outer reaches of Sydney, care of the Diocese of Wollongong. It's in the Illawarra, near Mittagong and Wollondilly... I just love Australian place names sometimes!