Sour Grapes – An offering from Kristin Buehler

“The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge” Ezekiel 18:1-4
This passage reminds me to examine whether I am trying to displace blame, as the exiles did by suggesting that they were not in exile through any fault of their own but rather were suffering for the sins of their ancestors.
Am I focused on finding fault or blame, instead of dealing with the current situation or struggle that is present in my life?  What is my resistance to the path I find myself walking? Could this be an opportunity for growth in perseverance, compassion or service?  Can I notice where God is present in this situation?  This Lent, I invite you to notice your feelings in light of your current struggles, not shifting the blame, but examining what offerings the spirit of the universe might have for you as you walk through them.
(c)Kristin Buehler
Spiritual Director

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