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Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is nothing upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
The journey of Lent is a long and often painful, frequently dangerous experience to finally come to the place where you can honestly sing the scripture quoted above. We live today in a horrible climate of fear, (wars and rumors of wars Matthew 24:6, Mark 13:7) Pestilence, (Covid See Psalm 91) and utter moral failure all around us. To undertake the journey Godward which some have called “The upward Way” must start with a redirectingof your will a shift inyour focus, a prayer of true repentance and a determined willingness to follow through no matter how many obstacles may be thrown in your path. (See Pilgrim’s progress John Bunyan, The Cost of Discipleship Dietrich Bonhoeffer.)
Covid 19, Delta, Omicron have all been devastating to the Church in general. Many, however, have adapted and utilized every method available to continue serving, evangelizing, and worshiping. If you have given up, perhaps a loving Christian community nearby is beckoning you to come back to real worship.