i said, “Let us walk in the field.”
He said, “Nay walk in the town.”
I said, “There are no flowers there.”
He said, “No flowers bot a crown.”
I said, “But the air is thick,
And the fogs are veiling the sun.”
He answered, “Yet souls are sick
And souls in the dark undone.”
I cast one look at the field,
Then he set my face to the town.
He said: “My child, do you yield?
Will ye leave the flowers for the crown?”
Then into his hand went mine
And into my heart came He,
And I walk in a light divine
The path I had feared to see.
– George Macdonald
Lent is the preparation for death, the opportunity to look at what is not serving us and give it permission to die.
Easter is our rebirth into grace and light and love.
Let us begin anew with faith and so so much love.