Lenten Journey to Easter
We walk this Lenten journey with immigrants and refugees, lost, unsure of their journey’s end, still longing for a home.
We walk with those in poverty, unable to live lives of dignity, besieged by hunger and fear, trying to hold on day by day.
We walk with those mourning what is happening to God’s creation, calling us all to better care and
stewardship of the earth, its creatures, and all
We walk with women who are trafficked, who are abused, who are harassed, who still live in the silences, and who want to flee the darkness.
We walk with peacemakers, walking a very rocky road toward peace when so much conflict rages and so many fan the flames of
We walk with all those carrying
burdens, yet we walk in faith in hope.
Despite the suffering of the Cross, we walk toward an Easter dawning.
We move toward the seemingly
impossible Resurrection, a time of justice and
We walk, called forward through the
darkness by the Risen Christ.
In his name we pray. Amen.
—Jane Deren, PhD, Education
for Justice, published in Give Us This Day, March 2021