“Our sacrifices in this season are so minuscule as to be laughable, except that our Father seems only too willing to use our tiny offerings as portals for his grace. Every hunger pang or caffeine craving becomes a holy prompt—pray, trust, surrender. The whole season becomes a bit delicious with anticipation: Easter is coming!” — Carolyn Arends What “portals” have you come across this Lenten season? How have your giving up and taking up (and, perhaps, “failing” in these) made space for your soul to receive grace? What did you maybe not recognize at the time, but now you can see it is an opening into God’s vast stores of love and grace for you? How does it lead you into deep anticipation of Easter, resurrection, new life?

Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2022-04-08 13:49:36 UTC