Holy Week continues...
Over at RevGals, instead of the regular Wednesday Festival, I posted a Holy Week meditation. According to tradition, today is the day when the woman from Bethany anointed Jesus with the expensive oil, incurring the wrath of the disciples and occasioning Jesus' words:
"Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her." (Matt 26:6-13)
I suggested that we might take the time for some radical self-care, anointing of a sort.
In my own life, this has played out in an interesting way this week!
I have done something (or rather, I neglected to do it) which has caused harm to another, and which has caused me to have to ask and earn forgiveness. I am terribly grieved and angry with myself, and also in some physical pain (headache, neckache, the aftereffects of crying...) My misdeed is not important here; but the fact that I am determined to forgive MYSELF...is.
I am working. I am attending choir rehearsals. I am breathing and praying and listening to music that lifts me up. I will get my walking in this evening. I am not eating inappropriately, hiding for hours in the blogosphere, nor hiding in bed.
I covet your prayers, and you all are in mine.