Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A Lenten Resolution

Instead of giving up something for Lent, I’m planning to make a heartfelt offering. In times like these, it makes more sense to seek out daily causes for praise than daily reminders of lack. So here is my resolution: to find as many ordinary miracles as a waterlogged winter can put forth, as many resurrections as an eerily early springtime will allow. Tiny beautiful things are bursting forth in the darkest places, in the smallest nooks and deepest cracks of the hidden world, and I am going to keep looking every single day until I find one.

– Margaret Renkl
Excerpted from "One Tiny Beautiful Thing"
The New York Times
February 23, 2020

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Let Today Be the Day
Blessing the Dust
Ash Wednesday Reflections
The Ashes of Our Martyrs
"The Turn": A Lenten Meditation by Lionel Basney
Lent: A Summons to Live Anew
Lent: A Season Set Apart
"Here I Am!" – The Lenten Response
Lent: A Time to Fast and Feast
Now Is the Acceptable Time
Lent with Henri
Waking Dagobert
"Radical Returnings" – Mayday 2016 (Part 1)
"Radical Returnings" – Mayday 2016 (Part 2)
Move Us, Loving God

Image: Michael J. Bayly.

1 comment:

Kay said...

Michael, thank-you for this! I was struggling to find a service positive and new. Something involving nature and the beauty of the season's struggle to keep up with the early weather transitioning. As always, nature is providing us a roadmap for how to manage our own rapidly changing "climate"
Each day, each moment, listen to your Divine core. Grow no matter where you are born.