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Lenten Moment – Third Sunday of Lent – 2021

Lenten Moments Issue 34

Lenten Stillness 

An invitation to appreciate the sacred places 

He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here!
Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!”
(John 2:15-16) 

Third Sunday of Lent
Sacred space, whether it has a geographical location or whether it is a space within our own experience, has special power. It has the ability to move us forward towards some new growth in our Becoming. It holds a call towards transcendence, if we have ears to hear. Space can become sacred, for example, when it is saturated in prayer… Or it may be space that has been charged with an intensity of emotion, either of great joy or deep grief
Silf, M. (2001). Sacred Spaces. Lion Hufdson plc: Oxford, England 

During ages such as these, in this time of terrorism and disasters, my sense is that the Spirit is inviting all of us to become masters of reverence. We must tread upon all ground with mindfulness and gratitude; we must move with care and kindness. Each encounter on grounds made holy – whether by the horrors of history, the hurt of humanity or by God’s creative work – is an opportunity to pass through with consciousness and love… 
Walsh. J, 2017, We’re Standing on Holy Ground. (  

May you be nurtured in the sacredness of place 

We must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. 
We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.
Meister Eckhart 


A photograph of a striking sunset where the sky is yellow and red and the ground is black. It is reminiscent of the Aboriginal flag.