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by Anne Peterson

On a personal retreat at the Center for Spiritual Renewal in Montecito the first weekend in Lent I sat in the garden at a table …

pear tree

…near this incredible flowering pear tree.

Every single inch of the tree was in blossom, as were other such trees on the property.  I recalled the many Lents in which I had given up alcohol and sweets.

This tree was clearly oblivious to the season of Lent as a season of denial and was doing what it did best, to the max.

In what ways am I “flowering” this Lent?
In what ways are you?

During the Forty Days of Lent, we will offer daily meditations from All Saints Church. Today’s is written by Anne Peterson; a retired staff member who continues to consult with our Leadership Project.

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