March 7, 2019
PAUSE & Read
“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.” – Joel 2:13
PAUSE & REFLECT
During lent, God calls us home. We remember who we truly are. We let God be God in our lives. We respond to our suffering neighbor.
PAUSE & PRACTICE
Meditate on the word “return” and ask the Holy Spirit to deepen your awareness of God’s love. Be aware of the different ways in which the Divine Love comes to you – the smile of a stranger, the presence of a friend, the beauty of a sunset, and the enjoyment of a walk. Before you go to sleep, think back on these gifts of God’s love, savor them, and give thanks for them.
Devotional inspired by Trevor Hudson’s book, Pauses For Lent