When we sit in the present we sit with God
and we are free,
free to respond in compassion to what is before us.
When we look back or forward
our distracted minds fear a waiting cross,
judge past choices.
The present moment, even those leading to a cross, known or unknown,
offers a gentle cloak of compassion,
for others, and for ourselves.
freedom lives in this moment,
in the Spirit.
May you have a blessed Holy week.