This has to be my scribbliest, fastest drawing ever. Why? ‘Cause I was FREEZING! Honestly, the moment we stopped walking and I started sketching the temperature started dropping. My fountain pen was cold enough that it was skimping on ink and drawing dry. R3, the girl who is a human oven, was walking around me in circles to keep warm. She soon popped her head by my shoulder and decided “your drawing is good enough, so let’s goooo!!” I was freezing, she was right and we went. I think we got home in half our normal time, LOL!
When we began our walk I noticed a tree full of birds. For the rest of the trail, until we turned back around and came upon the ‘bird tree’ again, I didn’t see a single other bird. Out of all the trees along the trail it seemed the birds had decided to flock together in one singing away.
During Lent, I am enjoying the benefits of flocking together. Not only am I following along in the footsteps of saints throughout history, I am also joining countless other faithful pilgrims in reflection and prayer every day during Lent. That is a powerful, comforting concept. None of us are alone. We are bound together as the Body of Christ serving and celebrating. Too often the world tells us we are the oddballs, out of step with the rest of the culture. It’s easy to be misled, to feel alone and out numbered by the vocal masses. It is a blessing to be reminded we are not alone. To flock together at church or be graced with a kind note of encouragement from a fellow believer are precious gifts.
Remember, faith works!