Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wilderness Yearning: Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

For you O Lord, are good and forgiving
   and great is your love toward all who call upon you.
  Psalm 86:5

The gift arrived in the mail the other day. Not snail mail, but email. Not the mug itself, but simply the photo. I tucked it away in a mailbox saving it for just the right moment. Now.

Today I carry this emblem with me.  For sustenance. For fortitude. For fun. I tuck it in my pocket, I set it on my desk, I bind it on my forehead. This cup is running over with the humor and kindness of the one who sent it. With the capacity for relief and liberation. With the promise of God’s love and forgiveness.

Today I give this gift to myself.