Feb 12, 2018

Call to Worship at the Start of Lent


Here’s a call to worship for the beginning of the Lent season. It was written by Rev. Thom Shuman and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.

Call to Worship

Here, at the outer limits of Lent,
we are called to walk:
to the paper-thin edges which cut us
      to the soul;
to the workplaces which weary us;
to the people who confuse us;
to the faith which threatens us.

Here, at the corner of Steadfast Love and Faithfulness,
we are called to wait:
when our clenched stomachs awaken us;
in the moments of unbearable sorrow;
with the angels who would carry us.


Here, where time is fulfilled,
where God's Kingdom is as near to us
as our neighbor,
we begin Lent:
with the Beloved,
whose tears wash away our fears,
with the God who will not let go
     of our hands. 

~ written by Rev. Thom Shuman and posted on Lectionary Liturgies. http://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.ca/