And so dear ones we are called to anoint we are called to keep walking. We are crazy and courageous. We are all carrying our jars of fragrant oil. So many people are in need of anointing. May we feel supported by the women and men that call across the veil of centuries. Let’s pick up our jars and start walking ! AMEN!!
On the Way to Easter by Irene Zimmerman–
Bible in hand, I slip behind a wall of time to walk with the women on their way to the tomb.
Are you afraid? I ask, panting to keep up with them–they are strong from their years of walking.
Of course, they answer, but his body must be anointed! They keep walking.
There is no one to roll away the stone, I object. Are they courageous, or just naive?
There’s no one else to anoint him, they counter firmly, and keep walking.
Ahead I see sunlight, glinting off Roman steel. There is no one to protect you! I protest.
They nod and keep walking, their jars of fragrant oil balanced and full. Crazy but courageous, I decide.
Godspeed, then I say, as I shift my life on my shoulders and retreat to may safe, familiar world.
But the road on which I find myself is crowded with people in need of every kind of anointing.
An Godspeed to you, I hear the women call across the veil of centuries as I pick up my jar and start walking.
“… Then the delight, when your courage kindled, and out you stepped onto new ground, your eyes young again with energy and dream, a path of plentitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear you can trust the promise of this opening; unfurl your self into the grace of beginning that is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure; hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk; soon you will be home in a new rhythm for your soul senses the world that awaits you. ” J. O’Donohue. ( thanks Luke for sharing this with us)
Continuing to pray for courage with each step. AMEN!!