Lent - A Season of Letting Go

I hold on tight.
"A fighter always does."
So I have been told.
"Don't give up.  Show a little guts."
Many have urged.

I hold on tight.
To show courage.
Fight the good fight.
I cannot give up.
I am not WEAK.

I hold on tight.
Out of fear.
Frightened by that to which I cling.
If I don't hold tight,
I lose control.

I hold on tight.
My grip painful.
Hands tired; knuckles white.
I fear I cannot hold on.
I fear.

I hold on tight.
A new voice beckons,
"Let go."
I cannot.
"You must."

I hold on.
I must.
I can't...

I let go.
Courage discovered
Life renewed
When I
let go.

Jesus says,
"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it."  Luke 9:24

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30

Be strong and courageous...
May this season of Lent become a season when you...
Let go of the fear;
Let go of the anxiety;
Let go of the shame;
Let go of the failures of the past;
Let go...


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