Lent 2017: Day 6
(If you are wondering why I am only on Day 6, the 40 days of Lent do not include Sundays)
Living Prayerfully by Pastor Wendy
I admit, I had to look up the meaning of the word trifle. It sounds like such a fun word to me, but given the context I knew it wasn’t a word I want to be called. It means of little significance or importance. Today’s prayer was beautiful. These words were of special significance to me today: “Here I am as fully in your presence as I am able to be, offering…”
I needed the reminder today that God accepts me as fully as I am able to be. There are days like today when I am not as present with God or others as I would like to be. I am looking forward to attending required clergy training the next three days, which also means that I feel like I need to get as many tasks done as possible today at church as well as at home so I can be fully present at training. God only expects us to do our best in the moment.
I also appreciate the reminder that I can offer up to God my anxiety about what tasks get done and which ones do not, and I can ask God to help me prioritize what I need to do. I am not alone. God is with me!
What about you? What stood out to you in the reading today?