Lenten Reflection – I will not die an unlived life

I will not die an unlived life

I will not live in fear

Of failing or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

To allow my living to open me

To make me less afraid,

More accessible

To loosen my heart

until it becomes a wing,

a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance;

To live

so that which came to me as seed

Goes to the next as blossom

And that which came

to me as blossom

goes on as fruit.

by Dawna Markova

from Lake City Christian Church, who hosted a labyrinth walk on Ash Wednesday for anyone in the neighborhood