Sowing Seeds of Peace: The Prayer of St Francis- Our Lenten Faith Journey
Unless a seed dies, it cannot grow. Unless it is planted in the earth, it will die.
John 12: 24-25: “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single seed; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real, and eternal. (NRSV and MESSAGE)
While St. Francis did not compose this famous prayer; it dates from WWI in France; the prayer does pick up on themes of the life and ministry of Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), who greeted everyone, rich and poor with “May the Lord give you peace!” Like Francis, we are called to sow seeds of peace not only for ourselves but so that the whole creation might find life, abundant, whole life. This Lent, plant love, pardon, faith, hope, consolation and you will find that we all can reap joy- the promise of eternal life
Worship with us Ash Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm
Sunday mornings at 10:30 am
Wednesdays February 28 and March 14 with soup supper at 6 pm
Maundy Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm, with Holy Communion