Not wanting to start a religious discussion, but I just cleaned out my purse and found the bulletin from our Ash Wednesday church service. I didn't ever post about it...but at the beginning there was a "Confession and Absolution" in unison and I swear, they must have picked this one just for me. I had been having a rough few days and actually couldn't get through it and sort of left the sanctuary as soon as I could to have a good cry in the ladies room. It was actually pretty embarrassing. I don't know if anyone noticed, I guess Jabber might. So...I never keep the bulletins and finding this in my purse must mean I should share it. Lord, I do not like pain. I do not even like to be uncomfortable. I do not like the sorrow of heartbreak, the pangs of regret and the ache of broken relationships; I do not like the honestly and humility that are needed to face this pain. Forgive me for the brokenness that lies at the center of my heart. Make me whole again. Thereafter the pastor replied: God knows your reality. he knows that you are not what you were created to be. He knows that you are broken. But he does not abandon you to brokenness and pain. Instead he has taken your brokenness and pain and made it his own. In the life, death, and resurrection of Christ you are forgiven, you are made whole. Amen. I still don't know what I think of this...Just thought someone else might find it relevant.