This is from a little booklet that had been place on a table in the foyer in my church last Sunday. Daily Lenten Reflections - Paula D'Arcy. There is a daily reflection for each day of Lent, I just love them. This is the one for today.
Sunday Second Week of Lent
Show Up For The Feast
A women is sitting across the table from me at a hostel in Chartres, France. We have just arrived as part of a group of pilgrims who were following the well-traveled pilgrimage route from Paris on foot. She leans over and shares the single phrase that has filled her mind as she walked: Show up for the feast. Through the long miles she began measuring that phrase against her life. Am I showing up, she asked herself? Showing up to the people on my path, to life's challenges, to a compassion for humankind and to the capacity of my heart? Am I growing, in spite of the pain of growth? Have I showed up to labor in the fields of life, carrying "neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes" "Or am I simply walking in a daze and a frenzy of activity, moving from one event to another? I've made a resolve she finally says. "I'm resolving to show up for the feast."
Today: I want to show up for the feast. I pray for the courage to move past my fears and into the heart of life.
Isn't that wonderful. Have a blessed week, and show up for the feast. See you next Sunday.