Posted on Feb 20, 2021

21 February 2021

In Thornton Wilder’s play, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” one of the major characters expresses what she believes is the reason her marriage was able to endure.  She says to her husband:

I didn’t marry you George, because you were perfect.

I didn’t even marry you because I loved  you.

But rather I married you because you gave me a promise.

That promise  made up for your faults, and the promise I gave you made up for mine.

Two imperfect people got married, and it was the

promise that made the marriage.  When our children

were growing up, it wasn’t a house which protected them,

and it wasn’t our love which protected them–

it was that promise.”

We often think of Lent as something we do but I contend it is something God does.

Lent is God’s promise that we will all come to Easter.

So, I say to you: God has made a promise to you, and it is that promise that helps you endure.

God has made you a promise that your imperfections and faults cannot wipe out.

God has made each of us a promise that we will come to Easter.

Make the most of the journey.