Peace be with you all. I wish a blessed Ash Wednesday to everyone who is celebrating. Today, I’m beginning to read Sister Wendy Beckett’s work, “The Art of Lent.” I invite everyone, of all traditions, to join me in reading this book.
Take a moment and examine the first painting chosen by Sister Wendy – “The Great Wave” by Katsushika Hokusai. It’s a beautiful painting but it’s frightening. Spend some time taking a closer look at the details of the painting – the ships, the people, the flecks of foam on the wave …
Then take some time to read and reflect on Sister Wendy’s commentary.
“What we can do, we do. Beyond that, we endure.”
Sister Wendy quotes a Scripture, Romans 8:38-39, reminding us that “Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The waves may be high, our ship may be fragile, but we are not alone and we are loved. This is a profound thought we can carry with us through the waves and over them.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. I welcome your comments below. I shall probably post once or twice per week, but feel free to comment on any of the readings this week below.
Thank you for reading and Peace be with you all,