Pretzel Sunday Returns!
Tradition says that pretzels (Latin for little treats / little prayers) were baked during Lent when they were given as rewards to children who memorized prayers and scripture. The pretzel shape represented arms crossed for prayer. The three holes were said to represent the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The salt on the crust of the large, soft pretzels were a reminder of the tears of Christ.
In this Lenten season, may our Loving God mold our longings and passions, our wounds and wanderings into a more holy and human shape.
In prayer, let us remember
+ all who feel twisted into knots
+ all who cry salty tears, and
+ all who long to be shaped by God.
With all thanks and humility, we say, “Bend us, shape us, any way you want us. As long as you love us, it’s all right!” Amen.