LENT LASTS FORTY DAYS, a long time, because we need a good stretch of time to step back and be neither here nor there. We need plenty of time to drop our old ways of doing things and live in-between, not yet knowing what the new ways of doing things will be. Living in-between can be scary. But taking the full forty days is important; not to do so would be like denying ourselves a spiritual adventure, the gift of in-between time.
– Sarah Parsons
A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent
From page 20 of A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent by Sarah Parsons. Copyright © 2005 by Sarah Parsons. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Describe the spiritual adventure that Lent is allowing you. Share your thoughts.
Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.
Isaiah 55:6, NRSV
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