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I Love Lent

I Love Lent
I LOVE Lent and I don’t know if you’re even supposed to. But here I am anyway, loving it on the sixth day of Lent.
I’m using a book this year titled “Forty Days of Decrease—A Different Kind of Hunger. A Different Kind of Fast,” by Alicia Britt Chole.
Each day it has a different kind of fast. Yesterday’s discipline was to fast from a tidy faith. And that was so good for me to think about because I’m a person who questions and sometimes doubts.
I have always loved how patient Jesus was with Thomas after the resurrection, and by now Jesus knows that I need that kind of patience too. I’ve been writing a chant for each day to coincide with the theme and the words to the chant for today are:
Untidy Faith Chant
(Fifth Day of Lent)
my faith is not stuffed in a box and tied with a little red bow
with all the questions answered and complete with creeds I know
instead my faith is spread all over and question after question sticks out
and mixed in with the questions is a sizeable amount of doubt
but Jesus deals – with me and my faith (and its questions)
Jesus deals – with me and my faith (with its doubt)
Jesus always says “keep asking – I’m here”

Jesus says “it’s all about love.”
© Copyright 2016 by Ann Freeman Price
And that’s me—I love the thinking and the figuring out and the creating and all of that goes along with my idea of Lent.

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