Lent 4 - Year C
Keeping silence, keeping secret, keeping closeted, wastes body and soul. A silent, secret groaning, prelude to an earthquake or a volcanic eruption persists at a sub-seismic level.
Whether this comes from an eternal heavy hand or an internal fear or learned response, our strength withers and our reserves dwindle.
Life-deniers have their moments but not their day.
Life-affirmers find their assurance, their belovedness, preceding them around every corner.
Celebrate, sing, be glad in Life, rejoice, shout for joy, raise the roof! The silenced, secreted, closeted have nothing to lose but their chains! They shall find and be found and feast - a fresh start!