Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

I trust bright sunlight and warm friendships are keeping you cosy in these chilly March days. The season has shifted and we are coming close to Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick’s Day, spring, and Easter. Anticipating Easter, we find ourselves in Lent now, with opportunity to reflect on life and love.

We treasure many things in this life: bright afternoons, tea with a friend, photographs of days gone by, security, health, hope.
Treasure was a theme for us Sunday. God desires good things for us: “I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places,” Isaiah reminds us in 45:3.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also," Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:2. Where is your heart these days?

Included in this letter is a small image of a treasure box. Denise tells me the image on the top means happiness! Sit with it in your hand, and call to mind what is in your heart.

Possibly it is a treasured loved one, lost to everyday life. Perhaps it’s the memory of being the treasure someone else found in their dark place when you brought friendship and hope. Maybe it’s the dilemma of aligning your treasure and your heart-ethics.

Here’s one more thing: God treasures you. You are valued for who you are, loved as you are, cherished always. Rest assured of that.

Warm, bright blessings to you,

Rev. Dr. Catherine Faith MacLean

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