Sometimes I think I’m like Lazarus, entombed in fear, apathy, prejudice, gloom, …
But I have heard a call, “Rosalind, come out!”
And I have stumbled out, still greatly hindered by the limiting layers of self-doubt, the old voices in my head that say, “You’re not good enough, you’re hopeless at spelling, you can’t keep a part in a madrigal, you can’t sit still …”
My friends greet me. They love me as I am, warts and all, and they gently unbind me, saying, “Always remember you matter, you’re important and you are loved, and you bring to this world things that no one else can” (quoted from Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse).
This Lent, let us practice kindness, the love that unbinds the cloths that hinder us from living in the light of love, the love of God seen most clearly in Jesus Christ.
Soon it will be Easter Day, that day when we celebrate the light that cannot be overcome, the light of love for all people, the light that shines in our darkness and the darkness can never overcome it.
Rev Rosalind Terry