Lent 2013 – day 3

DSC00805What to do in Lent?

How does the physical work that we do daily fit with our spiritual growth?

“Life offers no shortage of opportunities to engage physical labor. Sometimes the work comes attached to an ice storm, offering you little choice but to freeze or to cope. Other times it presents itself to you as drudgery, which you may turn into soul work by choosing the labor rather than resenting it. However the openings come to you, they offer you the chance to bear the reality of the universe in your flesh like a thorn. The difficulty, Simone Weil says, is to look upon them with love. Succeed at that, and you can be sure that what you love is Real, leading you deeper into the More that is your heart’s desire.”

from Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World, page 153

Posted February 15, 2013 by allanbaker in Christian Faith, Inspiration

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