“Even the Sparrow Finds a Home”
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
my King and my God. (Psalm 84:3)
Traditionally, Lent is a season for believers to prepare themselves through the disciplines of prayer, fasting, repentance, alms giving, and self-denial. It is a time for considering what is broken in our lives and in our world and needs redemption.
Surely one of the most pressing forms of brokenness in our community is the problem of homelessness. Each year over 3500 people experience homelessness in Madison, and the fastest growing part of this population is families with children. In the face of this crisis, we at Trinity will listen and learn from organizations who are seeking to address it, and consider how we might partner in providing relief for our neighbors in need. Along the way, we will find opportunities for repentance and prayer as we strive to participate in providing nests for God’s sparrows.
Learning sessions will begin right after worship starting on March 2. Our first guest is Rev. Cindy Crane, the Director of the Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin. Other guest speakers include representatives of Porchlight, The Road Home, Operation Fresh Start, and Madison’s Tiny Houses. Please plan to attend these one-hour workshops after church during Lent.