God in heaven,
you have helped my life to grow like a tree.
Now something has happened.
The evil one, like a bird,
has carried in one twig of his own choosing after another.
Before I knew it he had built a dwelling place
and was living in it.
Tonight, O God,
I am throwing out both the bird and the nest.
-A Nigerian prayer
Sometimes it takes only a night
to throw out both the bird and the nest...
Sometimes it takes a season
- maybe 40 days or so...
And sometimes it takes that long or longer
just to notice the nest...
Lent is a season for studying the tree of my life...
Lent is a season for noticing what's nesting in my branches...
Lent is a season for throwing out what doesn't belong
in the branches of the tree of my life...
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