My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.


My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;

    a broken and contrite heart

    you, God, will not despise.

Psalm 51:17

For we who have nothing left to give, may this season of lent give to us—may the sacrifices that we have sown in tears and frustrations be honored. May our losses and perseverance be reminders of God’s unending grace. May our spiritual practices fill our empty hands and wounded hearts. May all-consuming love overflow from our life—radiating within so that we might receive the strength to give again and again.

 

Nikole Lim is the Co-Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, a nonprofit organization seeking to restore dignity with survivors of sexual violence by providing educational opportunities and platforms for women to fulfill their dreams. Freely in Hope operates in Kenya and Zambia providing psychological counseling, health care and high school and university scholarships for young women who desire to impact global communities through their rewritten stories. Freely in Hope exists to equip survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence.
 

 

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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