Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another Day Closer to Pascha

Our days sure can be a mix of sunshine and cloud!
I know many of us are really battered
and just wishing for Lent to end.
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Lent can really have a lot of unexpected trials;
if not outward, there are often (or also) many
inward trails to be navigated.
We find ourselves at the end feeling that we did not even begin;
indeed, St. Silouan, at the end of his life, said he had not even begun
to gain the needed humility...
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Indeed,
I know I have done so little,
have barely been able to hold to any of what I hoped to do.
Yet,
or, even so,
I feel that I am being taught that
God is with me
God is with us
God will not leave us
we are not alone
we are not abandoned
God in the Holy Trinity
The Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ
and all the Saints
and all of God's Angels
are with us
are praying for us
and God is doing everything He can to save us;
a friend once told me,
God is more interested in saving us than we are wanting to be saved.
***
Pascha is near!
Holy Week is calling us!
Let us pray that God will be merciful
and clothe us in white
and that we can live more in His eternal Pascha
of which we soon will be in.
***
May the Good Lord protect us as we go through
the rest of this last week of Lent
and into Palm Sunday
and
Holy Week.

6 comments:

Anna said...

'But whether I desire it or not, save me, O Christ my Saviour, forestall me quickly, quickly, for I perish.'

'If anyone has arrived even at the eleventh hour, let them not fear on account of tardiness.
For the Master is gracious and receives the last even as the first; he gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, just as to him who has labored from the first.'

Pres. Kathy said...

May we have a blessed rest of Lent. I can't believe Pascha is upon us. oh the excitement!

Michelle M. said...

Beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful, short while until Pascha. I can't wait!

elizabeth said...

Anna, I love thes two quotations; what is the first one from? the second I know as being from St. John Chrystostom's sermon...

Thank you Pres. Kathy! blessed Lent's end to you as well!

Thank you Michelle! :) Best wishes for you as well and family!

Mimi said...

Amen.

margaret said...

I definitely feel I haven't begun.