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First Sunday of Lent

 Sister Kristen Forgotch, ASC

 By Sr. Kristen Forgotch, ASC

Genesis 9:8-15; First Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15

Where will the flowing waters lead us today and through the rest of our Lenten river?

The waters in today’s readings take us on a journey with water from the ark to baptism, to the desert where we thirst for more. Many days we turn on the faucet first thing in the morning to wash our face and brush our teeth and repeat these steps to end our day. There are parts of our country and world where the access to potable water takes many more steps than simply turning on the faucet. What if every time we turn on our faucets, we pause to let our hearts journey with Christ to be present in prayer with our dear neighbors who struggle to meet even their basic needs. May our prayers and pauses this day and every day forward be the living waters of hope and love as we continue to be in connection and communion with our dear neighbor.       

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