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By Rev. Carrie A.H. Benton
Pastor Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church 

Surrendering Bitterness


“Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord pointed out a tree to him. He threw it in the water, and the water became sweet.” (Exodus 15:25 CEB)

The notion of “surrender” has a myriad of understandings. On one hand we can relinquish an object, even ourselves, over to the care or responsibility of another. On another hand, we can surrender by giving into something – perhaps a behavior, or going along with the crowd.

This season before Easter, what those of us in certain liturgical traditions call “Lent,” provides an opportunity to focus on surrender – both what we relinquish...

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