Thanks for checking in, I’m glad you’re here! The following reflection is the fifth in a Lent series called Lent, In Other Words. This week’s word is hope, inspired by the Gospel reading in John 9:1-41 from the lectionary. The story of the blind man who receives his sight is a good one as far as stories go.
A family member told me a story that I can’t shake. It’s about two hungry little boys who scavenge the church kitchen after hospitality hour for leftover cookies and cakes. One has an unhealed wound and the other isn’t too proud to finish the half-eaten pastries that still bear the bite marks of another. While they