The image above serves probably looks like a generic leaf to most people, but to me it is an entire sermon.
Although social work is unpredictable and stressful at times, the worry and fear that I experience as a parent is far greater.
All our wounds, the places we have hurt others and the places that we have been hurt, can be found there in the wounds in his hands and feet.
Jesus was human. He was us, for us.
The thought going with me through Lent this year is this: we should retire the phrase, “God never gives us more than we can handle.”
Perhaps Lent is not so much for “giving up” as it is an invitation to “go deep," to make space and time to feel the weight of our need.