Apologies to those who drop into this blog occasionally but do not share my faith persepctive. I have a question aimed largely at the faith community.
How do you feel when you are praying, in company and someone prays something along the lines of, 'We're sorry we are all so lost and inadequate and need to return to you God.' Or 'We cry out to you in tears of loneliness Lord to reveal more of yourself to us.' Stuff like that anyway.
I'm aware of the penitential nature of today and this evening will be trying to help people do something about this with a special alternative act of worship and penitence at Wraxall, including a silent communion. But by and large I don't feel lost, don't feel I've gone anywhere where the Lord can't find me if he wants me and consequently don't feel the need to return.
To repent? Why aye. This Lent a couple of demons will be wrestled. May win on points rather than knock-out. Don't ask. To recommit? Of course. Every day in every way I need to start over. Who doesn't? Today two bits of missing paper will mean I have let two people down. Again and again I return to the filing as the source of so many sins of omission. But I don't feel lost, lonely, inadequate or unfulfilled. So I find that particular 'amen' tricky. How 'bout you?