Lenten Devotionfor the third week in Lent

Breathe into me the courage to make something new
Thank you for all I forget are gifts, not rights.
Forgive me for all the grievances I remember too well
Save me from self-pity, the self-seeking, the fat heartedness which is true poverty.
Make me wide eyed for beauty, and for my neighbors need and goodness.
Breathe into me the restlessness and courage to make something new, something saving, something true
That I may understand what it is to rejoice.
-Ted Loder

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