Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You Want Me To Do What??


Although it may feel temporally weird to observe The Annunciation during Lent, the timing of this solemnity always ends up feeling perfect to me.

Don't know about you, but I'm pretty much surrounded by folks who treat Lent like it's a season of total deprivation. They're very busy being NO to this, that, or the other thing.

I also find myself contemplating how, in a mere two weeks, scripture will remind me that Jesus prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me" only to add, "yet not as I will, but as You will." (Clearly his mother's son.)

I'm rarely that reverentially articulate. I'm much more likely to pray, "You want me to do what?" before arriving at, "Oh, alright. Your will, Lord, not mine." Don't know about you, but at this point in Lent, I need to remember the most extraordinary "yes" ever uttered.

2 comments:

  1. Most extraordinary yes ever uttered indeed.

    *sigh*

    I like to think that each day I truly begin with sincerity saying "thy will be done."

    Then I spend the better part of said day attempting to renegotiate.

    As if!

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  2. I really like this thought. Thank you.

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