LENT SERVES AS OUR ANNUAL INVITATION to come closer to God. It provides a time to look at our lives and ourselves, not so that we may criticize ourselves more harshly but so we can identify the obstructions that keep us from God.
What keeps us from feeling the presence of the divine in our every day? How do we hide from God, and why?
Lent gives us a chance to look at such obstructions and to move them gently away so that we can come closer to the Love that gives us life, the Love whose triumph we will celebrate on Easter morning.
– Sarah Parsons
A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent
From page 8 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.
How are you answering the Lenten invitation this season? Share your thoughts.
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
Psalm 32:11, NRSV
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This week we remember: David of Wales (March 1).
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