It is Monday in Holy Week. We are edging ever closer to Easter and we are enetering into those last days of Jesus. You can read the appointed Readings for Monday in Holy Week by clicking here.  The Gospel for today is a recounting of Mary of Bethany washing the feet of Jesus. The Old Testament reading from Isaiah is a promise of reassurance from a God of great love. Among other things its reads….

He will not cry or lift up his voice,
   or make it heard in the street;
a bruised reed he will not break,
   and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
   he will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be crushed
   until he has established justice in the earth;
   and the coastlands wait for his teaching.

Following up on my post of last evening, I want to add that the love that God offers to us, the protection that God offers to us is tender, and full of nurture. As Children of God this Lenten season, let us be reassured that God loves us so very much. So much that when we are feeling a little banged up and bruised God will not allow us to break. God loves us so much that when we feel that our lamp is burning very low, God will not let our light be extinguished.

I have hope because my God will not grow faint and will not be crushed, and will not allow me to be crushed. God is working to establish justice and equity.
I will spend Holy Monday reassured!

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