When I look back upon my life nigh spent,
Nigh spent, although the stream as yet flows on,
I more of follies than of sins repent,
Less for offence than love’s shortcomings moan.
With self, O Father, leave me not alone-
Leave not with the beguiler of the beguiled:
Besmirched and ragged, Lord, take back thine own:
A fool I bring thee to be made a child.
George Macdonald, 1824-1905
Submitted by Steve Sherwood
For further reflection, today we’re reading John 17:6-19 in our community lenten reader.