This is a time I pray,
this 5th week of Lent,
for all of us.
For me, liturgically speaking, this week
last year was when I was laid off at my last job.
As those who followed me back then know,
it was a very painful end to a very complex
where I was a solo librarian at private business place.
I have seen this Lent be a time of healing,
and with possible blooms of further healing.
I am seeing a little more
how much God loves and that the call to repentance
is a call to be healed;
to acknowledge our brokenness, our open sores and wounds
and repent before the Lord and ask to be healed.
And it may be that our repentance
is very small.
But we are small. We are weak. We must pray and ask in God's mercy
that we will give all of our seeking and prayers
and repentance to Him,
as little as they are,
and trust that they can be come all,
like the Widow who gave a small penny to the Lord
in the temple but by doing so
put in all she had
and so her little