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Sunday, January 24th
Fishing for Hope Guest Reflector: Donna Sinclair
I’ve tried to walk most days during this pandemic. From this experience I can report that there’s not as much sunshine as usual. Gray skies, drizzle, maybe a few random snowflakes. It’s easy to feel sad. So where do we look for the kind of hope that offers us strength in the midst of isolation and worry? One good source is in the sacred texts given to us by our ancestors. Today we are looking at Jonah (whose champion-grade worrying got him thrown into the sea) and Jesus, strolling by the shore and calling some unlikely heroes to come with him and have the pleasure of changing the world.
We are fishing for hope. Not surprisingly, it’s found in stories both past and present. Maybe we can fit these stories into our own lives at home and at church, and see the possibility of bright skies ahead.
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Lenten Reflections Booklet – 2020
Lenten Reflections The 2020 Lenten Reflections booklet can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Sincere thanks to Liz and Bethany Brownlee for their work in collecting and printing this booklet of reflections by members and friends of St. Andrew’s. Let this daily guide enrich your own personal Lenten journey.