Seasons of the Spirit ~ SeasonsFUSION

Lectionary resources for worship, faith formation, and service

I Heart Promises: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Really, I do.

Say what you will about promises…

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.  ~ Hannah Arendt

We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.  ~ Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld

The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Promises are like babies: easy to make, hard to deliver.  ~ Author Unknown

…we have been given some beautiful promises in the readings this Lent. The promise with a rainbow tag: that all life is sacred. The promise of shalom: when we shall not hurt or take and there shall be a rhythm of honour and harmony in our world. The promise of grace and a love for the world that invites us to flourish.

This coming week, the promises are ours to claim within our own hearts.

What might it mean to bring the rainbow out of the clouds and into our hearts, to know deeply and truly that all life is sacred and worthy of our care and protection?

What will it mean for our hearts to beat with a rhythm of harmony and honour?

What can it mean to us and to the world for us to know, in our hearts, how loved we all are?

Before we head into Jerusalem next week, following Jesus on a donkey, maybe we could just collect these promises and sit with them for a bit.

enjoy – Jana Norman, part of the Lent Easter Fusion writing team

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This entry was posted on March 19, 2012 by in Lent, Easter 2012 and tagged , , .

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