Christianity for the Rest of Us

A poem to begin your Lenten observance from one of my favorite Anglican poets.  May you hunger and thirst this season for a closer connection with God and a deeper love of neighbor.  

“Lent” by Christina Rossetti (c. 1886)
It is good to be last not first,
   Pending the present distress;
It is good to hunger and thirst,
   So it be for righteousness.
It is good to spend and be spent,
   It is good to watch and to pray:
Life and Death make a goodly Lent
   So it leads us to Easter Day.
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