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March 13 – Monday in the Third Week of Lent

Last fall, my Education for Ministry class engaged in a theological reflection on a prompt that I have since returned to often: God comes to us disguised as our life.

This position statement by Paula D’Arcy packs quite the punch. To me, the prompt has become somewhat of a call to awareness–that I need to be a more active and present participant in my own life, rather than operate on autopilot. This call to awareness was further propelled by the sudden and unexpected loss of a friend, someone for whom God’s work was not disguised. Since her passing, I have more acutely recognized that I have been somewhat oblivious to how God is made known to me. God is here, and I have not been noticing it. Disguised indeed.

This Lent, I hope I can continue working on spotting the disguise and peeling it away. Where is God hiding in plain sight? How can I more intentionally notice God disguised as my life? I suppose the first step is to start paying attention–and the more I am willing to pay attention, the faster I will realize I have been in my own way the whole time. 

Sara McGanity

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