Take out of the Lent in a Bag the clothespin. Using your creative mind, see this clothespin as a human figure.
At the heart of Christian mystery is the revelation that God became human. Only God in human form could bring us true forgiveness. More to point, God loved humanity so much that he wanted to be as close as possible. God wants nothing more than for us to draw close, and to be in relationship with us. As a result, God took on human form in Jesus.
In Jesus we see God. When Jesus speaks we hear God's voice. When Jesus heals we feel the wholeness God has in store for us. When Jesus forgives, we experience the absolute pardon that our spirits crave in order to be free.
The incarnation, God-taking-on-human-flesh, is the deepest mystery that we can't comprehend by intellect, only by faith. Love is like that. Love is something we embrace with our heart not our mind. As a result, we are called to embrace Christianity fundamentally not a a practice but as a relationship. A relationship with Jesus Christ which overflows to relationships with one another.
The journey of Lent leads us in the footsteps of Jesus. Every step God draws nearer to us, teaches us through Jesus how precious we are to God. Precious enough to take on human form. Precious enough to die for us on the cross.
This Lent let us be drawn closer than ever to Jesus, God-made-Flesh and be filled with the grace that Jesus pours out upon us. Take the hand of Jesus, and continue on the remaining journey of Lent, knowing how precious you are, how much God loves you, be open the the experience that God cherishes you. Knowing that, let us take the hand of a neighbor, and pass on the compassion of God that has so embraced us.