Humble Embrace

Posted April 5, 2017 7:29 pm by Anna Eastland

Humble Embrace

Lord, this Lent
I keep looking
for ways to live penance–
scrambling to grow
and coming up short.
What if instead of feeling distressed,
I put my wounded hand in Yours
and sit awhile?
Embracing in humble weakness
all the challenges You send me,
all the opportunities
to be close to You,
to live in Your presence
and co-redeem.
What if my biggest mortification
was to smile when it costs me,
to overcome fatigue
and bring cheerfulness
to my home?
Help me be little enough
to rest in You
and embrace Your suffering heart
with love.

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