How good to give thanks to the Lord:
to sing praises to your name, O Most High,
2 To declare your love in the morning:
and at night to sing of your faithfulness,
3 Upon the lute, upon the lute of ten strings:
and to the melody of the lyre.
4 For all you have done, O Lord, you have made me glad:
I will sing for joy because of the works of your hands.
5 Lord, how glorious are your works:
your thoughts are very deep.
from Sacred Space newsletter:
"Thanks to those people who wrote back on their experience of the Sacred Space Lenten retreat. In particular, the exercise of writing down things that are not life-giving, and then the things that are life-giving and helpful, seems to have been useful. This is the essence of 'discernment' in Ignatian Spirituality, that is, how God is actively working within our life experience and indicates which way to go. Lent is about preparing people for Easter, that is, the Paschal mystery: the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ. Easter and Lent hangs upon understanding the depths of God's love for us in Christ's sacrifice on the cross ("no greater love.") and our response of humble acceptance (we don't really deserve it), self-examination and new life inspired by God's free gift. Realising that God always reaches out to us in love, frees us up to overcome any hurt or disappointment, allows us to make a new start and especially, make better decisions.