BACC reaches out to
proclaim the Gospel,
Reaches up to worship God
and Reaches in to nurture and
grow in faith and love.
I loved watching the Olympics. I love watching these crazy people who strap two pieces of wood on their feet and hurtle down the mountain, crazy people who zoom head first through an ice tunnel and I hold my breath as I watch the amazing skill of people who twirl and jump and gyrate with unbelievable grace with two little medal blades on ice. Their enthusiasm, their dedication, their perseverance and their indomitable spirit inspires us and makes us proud as we cheer USA.
I have admired the incredible spirit of our children throughout the land who have challenged our powerful lawmakers to hear their voices about the atrocities of gun violence in our schools.
In this holy season of Lent we are invited inward. We are compelled to examine our spiritual lives as we kneel in the shadow of the cross. Can we begin to take in how deeply we are loved? Oh, let us not blunder our way through this holy time with complacency. May our spirits be filled with passion and may we too persevere as we seek after the upward goal of knowing Christ fully in our lives.
Lord, continue with us down this Lenten journey. Help us to draw close to you and grant that we will know you. Let us ponder the many ways you have come into our lives to speak your words of love. When we are lost, find us. When we are discouraged, lift us up. When we do not know which way to go, Lord, direct our steps. Help us God of Grace, to forgive as we have been forgiven. Help us dear Jesus to love as you have loved. We are your children, sometimes wayward and lost but you are the one always ready to welcome us home and welcome us into your loving arms. Amen.