(From the Henri Nouwen Society)
Second Week of Lent - March 22, 2011
"Hear the word of the Lord...'Wash, make yourselves clean...cease to do evil, learn to do good, search for justice, help the oppressed, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow.'" (Isaiah 1)Discipline follows from being a disciple. It is our effort to do as our Master does. Jesus gave space for the Father to give him what he needed. When you and I are fearful and anxious, we want to take control of our lives...When we follow Jesus we practice a discipline that gives space to let the Father touch us, forgive us and receive us.