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Joining in again this week for A Pause in Lent with Ang at Tracing Rainbows.
Today's service was based around some verses in Jeremiah 31 which talk about commitment and God's relationship with us.
The minister pulled together an interesting service and had us all making origami boxes in which to keep notes of our commitments to our faith for a period, perhaps a month or two.
The service challenged us to think about commitment in this time of Lent, when we are trying to reflect on Jesus's time of trial, and perhaps trying to abstain from something for the time of Lent. We talked about how we might devote ourselves to something like marriage or parenthood compared to a short term commitment to something like an evening class for a period of a few weeks. We considered our faith and our devotion to that, and how we live out that commitment in our life.
As I am going to get the last section of my local preacher's course in the post to the HQ this week, I reflected a little on the dedication that getting this course done over the last almost five years has required. I shall be very relieved to get it in the post, I have to say.