Mk 3:31-35
Ps 40:2 and 4ab, 7-8a, 10, 11
Mk 3:31-35

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Our Rope
There hasn't been too much snow this winter, but we know that the blizzard will come. How do we prepare? Stock the garage freezer. Fill the snow blower with gas. Equip the car with an ice scraper.

Sometimes, life is fairly calm, but we know that the blizzard will return. How do we prepare for those whirling storms of illness, financial stress, relationship anxiety, etc.?

In "A Hidden Wholeness," Parker Palmer writes about a time "when farmers…at the first signs of a blizzard, would run a rope from the back door out to the barn. They all knew stories of people who had wandered off and been frozen to death, having lost sight of home in a whiteout while still in their own back yards."

What is in place for us to grab onto when the blizzards come? How do we keep from losing sight of our true home when the chaos overwhelms us?

Holy Spirit, awaken us to you, our rope.