16. The Lenten desert

I enter Lent cautiously, tentatively. I want to be bravely holy and ambitious, but, I also know that 40 winter days stretch long into the future. "Lent is supposed to be like a desert," the priest said, at Ash Wednesday mass--where we're stripped of comfort and utterly reliant on God. I have traveled before. I... Continue Reading →

9. To fallen Eden

Who told you you were naked? Who said you're not enough? Who whispered that your vulnerability Would not be met with love? Who said that you were all alone? Who held you there in fear? Who said that I would come in wrath When I saw you trembling there? Who told you you were naked,... Continue Reading →

8. On discernment

I have told God, point blank, That if He just *told* me What He wanted me to do, Then I would do it Promptly. Did He not understand this?? He told me, Quietly, That if the answer came that simply Then I wouldn't be required to Trust.

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