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Monday, February 23, 2015

Lent - Blessed Letting Go






Fasting Blessing
by Katie Harmon-McLaughlin (Director - Kirtland Spiritual Formation Center)

Blessed is the space made
From letting go
Blessed is each yearning
For what you’ve given
That reminds you of
Why you have given it

Blessed is what the space can mean
As it grows inside you
Sturdy for holding
What you never imagined
You could hold

Blessed is all that enters
The inward space
As it is being cleared
The way the Spirit
Stretches outward
Within you
And breathes deep
A joyful sigh of liberation

Blessed is the emptying
The heart-focused release
The desire to love
More than the desire to have

Blessed is the space made
That expands as you see
How the One you seek
Comes to your threshold

In a thousand faces and forms
Waiting to be received

Blessed is the emptiness
Blessed is the openness
Blessed is the letting go

My reflections upon this "Fasting Blessing" enabled me to understand more deeply the meaning of Lent. Dwelling upon these words I sense the space, the yearning, the spirit and am at peace within; leading me to be more willing to let go of more. Subscribe to the Centre for continued Lenten practices and be blessed with a closer walk with God. 

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submitted by Kerry Richards

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