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BIS RESTS Blog

Breathe + Restore

bis rests breathe + restore

Come, my Light,
and illumine my darkness.

Come, my Life,
and revive me from death.

Come, my Physician,
and heal my wounds.

Come, Flame of divine love,
and burn up the thorns of my sins,
kindling my heart
with the flame of thy love.

-Dimitrii of Rostov (source)

Reflect

Lent is the time to start breathing again. It is the time to open our hearts to the breath of the One capable of turning our dust into humanity. It is not the time to rend our garments before the evil all around us, but instead to make room in our life for all the good we are able to do. It is a time to set aside everything that isolates us, encloses us and paralyzes us. Lent is a time of compassion, when, with the Psalmist, we can say: ‘Restore to us the joy of your salvation, sustain in us a willing spirit,’ so that by our lives we may declare your praise (cf. Ps 51:12.15), and our dust – by the power of your breath of life – may become a ‘dust of love’.

Pope Francis (source)

Listen

For musical inspiration for your restful Sunday, listen to our BIS Rests playlist.

I recommend praying with “Here I Bow” by Brian & Jenn Johnson.

Curated by Elise Howe. You can find out more about her here.

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