Lent brings visions of sacrifice, denial, and saying no.
With God, I am beginning to see it is all about yes.
God is pursuing. I think I don’t have time for it, I’m busy.
I think I’m doing the right thing.
What does God want from me anyways?
I’m tired. I just want to do what I want to do.
All is turned upside down.
This marriage, God uses to open my eyes.
When I want to say no, I say yes.
I think saying yes is a great sacrifice on my part.
And then: great need within me is met…need I didn’t know existed in that moment.
I’ve had this great suspicion that this whole life with God is really about saying Yes.
Yes to God.
Yes to who God truly created us to be.
Yes to loving others.
Yes to trust.
Yes to vulnerability.
The Great Yes…thinking all along it is a denial…when it really is fulfillment.
Tight fists and folded arms are not needed.
All is well, safe, good, trustworthy.
What I thought was right is just nothing, just busy.
Opening to Love. Sacrifice is the way. Embrace. Free.
This is the response that we need to fill our need, indeed our dreams.
~The Great Yes to the Great Lover~