Lent – A Prayerful Invitation
Mar 12, 2022 2 Comments
Lent is a gentle reminder … A privileged invitation To immerse ourselves Into our vulnerability. An invitation to relive The depths of our humanity An invitation to be With our fragile humanity. An invitation to not escape The challenges of our humanity But to face them fully With a simple heart. Just like the One Who first prayed that the challenges Be removed But then decided that not His will be done. Lent is a pause To relate to ourselves and others Through the fragile lens Of our vulnerable humanity. 2. Self-forgiveness Self-forgiveness Is a path to healing That leads To gentleness. Gentleness with self And gentleness with others Who may find healing In the way we relate to them. Faith, Reason and Heart
Faith is also nourished By the connection between our mind and our heart. By our rich imaginative self And by our feelings at their best. Not only reason, but also heart. Just like our reason Beautifully enlightens our faith So too our heart strengthens our faith. Faith, reason, and heart Seem to be a much complete picture Giving mind and heart An equal partnership on the journey of faith. Showing Vulnerability
Showing vulnerability is a double-edged sword. While it’s credited to make us relatable, by revealing our most human side, it also exposes us to those who aim at taking advantage of the defenseless. Some of us have the choice to show our vulnerable self. We have a buffer, in case we get hurt. Others do not have any choice but to interact with the world around them with bare hands, and their back exposed. Showing vulnerability, or not showing vulnerability: that is the question. But for the defenseless, it’s not a question. They simply have no choice. Their vulnerability is all they have to show.
Philip ShanoPosted at 10:22h, 12 March
Thanks so much Dodzi. I’m grateful for your creativity.
Peter BissonPosted at 10:36h, 12 March
Thank you Dodzi!