Accept...Joy A Lenten Devotion for March 18, 2017

Saturdays in Lent are for activities that coincide with our baptismal theme. Today, let us practice accepting the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, oppression and injustice in all its forms.

We have already done this a bit this week. We have served people in need, written to our elected officials, read up on Dorothy Day as a example of resisting evil, and considered Nicodemus and Zacchaeus as our spiritual muses for the week.

Today's activity is to invest in beauty. Resisting evil isn't just about what we don't do...it's also about affirming that which is good.

So today, go to your local garden center. Pick out an inexpensive pot, a bag of soil and a plant or flower you like. Take it home and plant it.

If flowers aren't your thing, the hummingbirds are returning and are looking for food. That same local garden center likely sells simple hummingbird feeders and nectar.

As you are planting your plant or setting up your hummingbird feeder, ask God to fill the earth with beauty, good, peace and plenty. Throughout the rest of Lent, let this be your reminder that God is good...all the time. And when you have to attend to the plant of feeder, let that be your reminder that God wants to be in ministry partnership with you.

Have fun.

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Created with images by MBu - "hummingbird hawk moth butterfly insect" • Hans - "crocus flower spring"

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