37 | sometimes your body #Lent2022

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord! … Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all. (Psalm 34:8, 19)

 While she had Covid, L sent this through, writing: The brain fog [of Covid] is real. But this is fruit related. I wrote it when recovering from back surgery [late last year]. If I was going to pick a fruit of the spirit to go with it, it would be patience.

Sometimes your body
is a fruit bowl.
Exotic, everyday, eclectic.

Sometimes sickness
is sloth claw bananas, 
shy kiwi echidnas,
pimpled orange butt cheeks,
little green apple sheep
blithely grazing around,
while a stray sprouted onion
escapes or fulfils
its destiny.

Sometimes healing
is watching your hand pick up an apple,
feeling your mouth bite down,
and realising
its taste
is something
you remember. Ω

Reflect: When have you been forced to wait for something significant? What happened in the waiting time? Did you notice any gifts?

What is this? Lent is the 40 days, excluding Sundays, before Easter. Traditionally it is a time of reflection and pilgrimage. To help you on this journey, Sanctuary has put together 40 stories from people both within and beyond the congregation, with associated questions for reflection and prayer. A reading will be uploaded every day of Lent. This year’s theme is Fruit of the Spirit. Why? Read this#Lent2022. Real People, Real Stories: 40 Readings for Lent © Sanctuary, 2022.

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