Tuesday, February 21, 2012

And The Journey Begins...

This holy season is Your invitation to each of us, Lord Jesus. You invite us to accompany You. We follow You into the desert where we share Your hunger and thirst and face temptations. From the desert we walk with You through Your public life and ministry. The invitation here is for deeper faith and to grow closer to You and allow You to come closer to us.
Each day the cross looms larger; this cross which You embraced for love of each one of us.
May we set out on this journey not only with a sense of obligation, but with a desire to return love for love. May we die to ourselves so as to be filled by You and with Your risen Presence on Easter morning.
You came and set out on this journey so that we might live~may we too set out on this Lenten journey accepting Your invitation to share in Your Divine Life.


Colleen said...

Thanks Karinann. Great post to start Lent.

"return love for love." "Love" that!
Hugs and blessings!

Daily Grace said...

This is so beautiful Karinann.

Lent is my favorite time of year..May we all embrace the cross that he embraced for the love of us.

God bless

Karinann said...

Thanks Colleen and DG. A blessed Lent to you both.

Colleen said...

I gave you an award on my blog. Thanks for the religious book award! That was fun!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.