Thursday, April 05, 2007

Maundy Thursday

Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Heaven is not a place name. Heaven is wherever God's will is being done. When, occasionally, it is done on earth, then there is heaven. It is the most difficult thing in the world for most of us to give up directing our own story and turn to the Author. This has to be done over and over again. Time and again I know exactly how a certain situation should be handled, and in no uncertain terms I tell God how to handle it. Then I stop, stock-still, and (sometimes with reluctance) end by saying, "However, God, do it your way. Now my way, your way. Please."

In Dayspring all our fragments: body, mind
And spirit join, unite
Healed by your love, corruption and decay
Are turned, and whole, we greet the light of day.

From Glimpses of Grace by Madeleine L'Engle

On this day of forgiveness and feet,
sharing the meal of remembrance and being stripped of all illusions,
Pastor Joy

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