Treasure – Physical Health, Matthew 8:1-4; 16-17
We begin our Lenten series, “Holy Vessels: A Lenten Season of Recovery” this Sunday. Each of us is created a precious and holy vessel of embodied love. We have been through a harrowing time since last Lent that has shattered our sense of wholeness– body, mind, and spirit–like a glass vessel fractured into pieces. In this Lenten “season of recovery” for our physical, communal, mental, intellectual, and environmental health, we will explore the healing narratives of Jesus that tell of divine solidarity with human suffering and remind us that we can begin a journey toward making something beautiful from that which is seemingly broken. In a year when pandemic has wreaked havoc on our world, we begin by affirming our journey to physical health.