Forty Days

I step onto a path of personal change.

Internally finding ways of obtaining grace.

For my feet are unsteady.

Looking towards the desert of temptation.

The way markers of free will are set before me.

Crosses of ash are imbedded.

Into those who have chosen the journey of changing hearts.

Reminding us of our inevitable dust.

Some are experienced on this desolate path.

Some are in need of mentors along the way.

All wanting to silently pray for their intentions.

I walk along on Lent’s purple and violet sojourn.

Towards Israel’s hill of contemplation.

© Mary Anne Abdo

For me Lent is a chance to empty myself out from my human selfish ways. Being of the Catholic-Christian faith it is a time of pray and fasting. It is time to reconnect with the Divine and how His love changed this world. We need more of this time to promote love and peace.



  1. SueW says:

    This is lovely, Mary Anne. Thank you for joining us. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Just getting back into the swing of things. I was very sick for three weeks with bronchitis.
      I am glad to be writing again

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      1. SueW says:

        I sympathise with you, chest problems are not very pleasant.

        I’m only just back into the swing of it too, I had the Norovirus. I was convinced I was dying! 🙁

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      2. Thank goodness you are doing better as well.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Wishing you all the best Mary.


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