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Introduction to the Gospel for Lent

The Path Less Traveled


Two paths denote the way ahead, the choice is stark

the one a prudent road, a cautious route;

the other, no easy place to put one’s foot

ascends the heights, arises from the dark -

like Abraham embarks at ninety nine -

a new adventure of obedience;

or Jesus’ final cry, which heaven rends.

The hidden way, of ambiguity, a sign.

Outcome unclear until the course is done

All is revealed but not until you’ve won.

[Year B - Lent 2]

Archdeacon Harold Macdonald


Lyrics: When Jesus Came

Background tune: The Water is Wide

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