Ideally, given no responsibilities, no deadlines,
And no need to keep on earning money,
Lent would be a time of shutting down,
Of going in for Annual Service - well
All have done 10,000 miles at least. The
Brakes are loose, and cant be guaranteed to
Stop in time, especially at high speed, the
Steerings faulty and I, for one, am sure theres
Something wrong with my suspension.
Will it be painful? Are we so similar to cars
That we expect to be dismantled, scraped and
Drilled? Or will Lent be a kind of Outpatients?
Long waits with ancient copies of the Readers Digest,
Certain that we neednt be here, doing nothing,
When all the time we could be
Lent means spring, in Ancient English. The
Season of returning space and light. Weve battled on
All winter, against dark and fog, and ice and cold,
But now, when all around us is regenerating,
We can look up and find, for once, that we
And God are going in the same direction!
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