All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              +Julian of Norwich

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These words of 14th century mystic who we know as Julian of Norwich left these words of joy, encouraging generations of Christians who have come behind her. For Julian, within the mystery of God who so loves the world, all really will be well. This vision of God who draws all creation into flourishing came to Julian even as the world was in a great destabilization. Wars and famine and plague raged around her, yet it was even within such terrible suffering that Julian found the hope of God to ground her.

We too know suffering. As the pandemic enters its third year, as division and discord erupt around us, as fears and anxieties threaten to consume, we wonder: will all really be well? 

This Lenten season, Julian of Norwich is our guide and Jesus our teacher. Stories from the Gospel of Luke center us with the holy tension of our lives. As one writer says of these words, “It strikes me that this is a prayer we can lean into even when we don’t see it or feel it. It is not a descriptive statement of now, but a hopeful statement of what shall be. It is, in many ways, an Easter declaration: there will be life. Wholeness. Peace. Restoration. All shall be well.”

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Pastor Emily Hull McGee

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