Virginia is putt-putting sluggishly to the finish line of her post-a-day Lent thru Easter gig. (The path to the finish line threw a few curves when today’s blog published itself last night as Virginia was working on it.)
Sometimes things don’t turn out how we expect them to. This Lent is a case in point. We started out here @ Roses in the Rubble with the expectation of giving up a few things (chocolate, wine, games on Virginia’s iPad…)
Not realizing we would have to give up GOING TO CHURCH.
Celebrating Easter by internet @ home is not what we expected when Lent started. The high death tolls around the world to a deadly virus have made this a heart-rending season.
But, no matter how much despair and disappointment seek to crush us, the joy of Jesus is with us even in the darkest places (as Virginia has written before.)
Alone in our homes tomorrow, we can celebrate Easter with the JOY OF JESUS.
“Without joy we Christians cannot become free, we become slaves to our sorrows. You cannot advance the Gospel with sad hopeless Christians. You cannot.” Pope Francis
grace, peace & JOY
Virginia : )