Lent 3: When nothing seems to be happening

Roots by Pamela Casper  

Roots by Pamela Casper

 

Because we expect Lent to be a time of transformation, we look impatiently for signs of improvement. We want to believe we are getting somewhere. We make demands of God & of ourselves.  But all the while, the seed of grace is planted deep within us, quietly nurtured by time & devotedness.  We will see the fruit of God's work in our lives.  In time.

"The Dreaming Tree" by Christian Schloe  

"The Dreaming Tree" by Christian Schloe

 

The Doubter’s Prayer
by Anne Bronte (1820-1849)

While faith is with me, I am blest;
It turns my darkest night to day;
But, while I clasp it to my breast,
I often feel it slide away...

What shall I do if all my love
My hopes, my toil, are cast away?
And if there by no God above
To hear and bless me when I pray?

Oh, help me, God! For thou alone
Canst my distracted soul relieve,
Forsake it not; it is thine own,
Though weak, yet longing to believe.