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Lent for Everyone
Mark Year B

...It is hard to tell which was more horrible. We watched on the television, some while ago now, as the earthquake off the coast of Japan produced a terrible tsunami. The waves came crashing in, the enormous power of millions of tons of water carrying houses, buses, railway trains, anything and everything in its deadly path. It would have been exciting and dramatic if it had not been so nightmarish.

But then, after the storm, the calm. Not the calm of respite, of waking up and discovering it had all been a bad dream. Not the calm of a flat sea after the ship has weathered the high winds and waves. The broken, twisted calm of a landscape destroyed beyond recognition. Of people walking aimlessly to and fro, unable even to imagine where to begin to clean up, to clear up, to rebuild lives and communities. Our hearts and prayers went out to those people, and they still do...

Taken from Lent for Everyone Mark Year B by Tom Wright
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