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Lenten Meditation for Today: Just a Minute

Our Thursday Morning Prayer livestream will not be taking place today, but you can see the readings for today at the end of today's Lenten Meditation, located below.

Have a blessed day.


Just a Minute

I’ve only just a minute,

Only sixty seconds in it.

Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,

Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,

But it’s up to me to use it.

I must suffer if I lose it,

Give an account if I abuse it,

Just a tiny little minute,

But eternity is in it.

The poem Just a Minute was written by Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, a former Baptist minister, civil rights leader, sixth President of Morehouse College, a mentor of the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr. and Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, and an advocate of non-violence and civil resistance as taught and practiced by Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Mays was also a major influence in the life of the Honorable Representative of Maryland’s 7th District, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.

~Submitted by Judith

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