Its a Monday. I often wish we had two Mondays because there is always too much to get accomplished, and too many good conversations to have. Maybe that is why Mondays have such a bad reputation, there is just too much for one day to hold!
One of the things I love about Mondays here at St. John is that for a short time, people are so busy getting stuff done, they tend to leave me alone! So I can do things like write, and organize my desk.
But as you will note by the infrequency of my writing on this blog, and the state of my desk... that time is short lived. Don't get me wrong I am not whining... by no means, it just is the way it goes.
In this season of Lent it is easy to get swept up in the business of day to day life and forget those disciplines of Lent we fully intended to follow. If you are still going great guns on them, wonderful, but if you like me stumble and bumble a bit, fear not!
The Gospel acclimation we use during Lent goes this way... "Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love." Maybe we need to sing this more on Mondays than Sundays! No matter when you sing it, it is a good reminder that as we repent, as we continue our move toward the cross, and the tomb, God is there for us.