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Reflections: LENT 2014
This little booklet is a spiritual treasure for the people of St. Mark’s.
Have you ever seen a mosaic of Christ? Just as each piece of a mosaic is a tile of a particular color that when taken together is the face of Christ, so each of these artistic reflections is a piece of a particular color that when taken together is a face of Christ in our congregation.
There is so much here. Fresh and different insights into texts you think you already know. These pieces will not only speak to you, they speak to each other. But there is more than that. It is all so personal. These reflections and artwork come from your friends in Christ. If you do not know everyone (and it is not likely you do), when you do meet them at The World’s Greatest Coffee Hour you will know them instantly at a deeper level.
I suggest you spend time with one reflection a day. If you read ahead or do it all in one sitting, you may miss the treasure that comes from holy ruminating on the thought of the day. This is not meant to “consumed” like a novel, but meditated on like a prayer.
I want to encourage you also to use the Daily Way to Pray for the People of St. Mark’s
as part of your devotional life. You will find a copy of the prayer at the back of the booklet.
I want to thank Gwen North Reiss. Gwen was the editor and midwife who helped to give birth to this lively offering. (She also gave me a few insights for this introduction.) She wanted no attribution (sorry Gwen!). I also want to thank members of the staff, Megan Ferrell (Director of Communications), and Beth Ralston (Executive Assistant to the Rector) for their behind the scenes work.
May these Lenten reflections bring us all into a deeper life in Christ and a more holy communion with one another.
The Reverend Peter F. Walsh