God uses all sorts of people to teach us about his love and his sacrifice for us.  One Sunday a little boy was visiting with his mom and grandfather.  He was quiet and respectful during the service, so I was surprised to find him crying when I returned from communion.  He was crying because of what had happened to Jesus.  I tried to comfort him with the positive outcome for us of his sacrifice, but knew it had been a long time since I’d been touched so deeply by the crucifixion.

Jesus told us we need to come to him as children, and this innocence, unjaded by life’s experiences and stresses of the world pulling us this way and that way, is requisite for our hearts to fully open to the Holy Spirit.  Lent is a perfect time to reflect on what is pulling us away from our commitment to be faithful servants of Christ and go about repenting and breaking these barriers down, all with God’s help.

Thank you for your support and prayers!  Please continue praying for wisdom with my teaching and for the construction team as we consider whom and how to help.

In Christ,

Cathy Donahoe