February 25, 2018
Second Sunday of Lent
I am your servant, the son of your handmaid;
you have loosed my bonds.
When my children see a wasp outside the house, I ask them to please not race away in fear. Do themselves, and the rest of us, a favor, I say, and follow it, at least with their eyes. For if there is a wasp floating about, it's likely because it has a home--one that's probably attached to our home somehow, under an eave or in a doorframe. If we follow it to its source instead of just running in fear, we might eliminate a lot of future problems.
As I'm beginning Lent, I'm doing something similar. I'm seeing aspects of myself that I might be tempted to just run from. But instead, I must follow those sins, flaws and bad habits of mind to their source, hand them over to the Lord and let him free me from what binds me, once and for all.
Loving God, free me from what binds me in sinful ways.
- Amy Welborn
Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18|Psalm 116:10, 15-19|Romans 8:31-34|Mark 9:2-10