Yesterday I shared about how at the end of an 8-day silent retreat, Sister Maria asked me to pick a blessing on a folded slip of paper out of a bowl. After praying that blessing (for Holy Hilarity) Sister Maria asked me to have another go at the bowl (methinks she put this one near the top for me to ‘pick’…)
“May the God of Tenderness be with you, caressing you with love, gently drawing you into the tenderness of God’s own heart, mellowing you and gentling you as you allow God’s tenderness in you to unfold and blossom. And may the experience of this tender love so transform you, that others become drawn to our God of love.
May the blessing of Tenderness be upon you.”
On this Friday of Lent, it’s something to contemplate – the tenderness of God, of Christ with His scarred hands open with sacrificial love to hold us and tug us gently toward the Light of His eternal mercy and grace.
Virginia : )
p.s. My brother & I are taking off tomorrow morning for a week-long holiday but no worries, Blogger Virginia’s post-a-day Lenten gig will continue (after 7½+ years blogging, finally figured out the schedule buttons!) One catch – I may not respond to comments as expeditiously as usual contingent upon wifi access, but they are always (always) welcome & keep Blogger V going. Blessings!