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Lenten affirmation, day 5

So, for those of you that don’t know, Sundays during Lent are supposed to be little Easters where the you take a break from your sacrifices. So I took a break from affirmation and gratitude yesterday. Who needs that shit?


Today I affirm a strong love for my friends and family. I know that I don’t always show it, but I care deeply for my friends and hurt when they hurt. I love my family. My relationship with it has been complex from the door, but when it is all said and done, I love family because they are the purest link to my source. I affirm my desire to be in relationships, despite my tendencies to hide and/or self sabotage. I affirm that I am person made to give and receive love in community.

Today, I am grateful for the weekend with my kids. I am grateful for the hospitality of my parents. I am grateful for the “welcome home” sign that was waiting for me when I returned to Baltimore. I am thankful for work plan that helps me to map out my next few months of work, and for work that excites me. I am thankful for sun’s persistence against the bitter cold. And though I am not a fan of the Oscars, I am thankful to the gift that art of film has been to my life. I studied film for 5 plus year and I don’t think I would have finished college with a different major. Many of my best memories are attached to film. I am thankful for the medium’s ability to transport, inspire, entertain, teach, and tell stories both big and small.

About derricklweston

Father of two. I co-host God Complex Radio, a show highlighting progressive voices in the faith community. (godcomplexradio.com) I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. I like lots of stuff. Sometimes I write about that stuff.


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