Friday, February 16, 2018
Let's Talk about Lent
When I married Marvin I joined the Methodist church that he was comfortable with and I became aware of Ash Wednesday, Lent and Advent. I loved celebrating the seasons of the church with other Christians around the world. Now I attend a Bible Church and again, not much liturgy is found there. I rather miss it. So I have been doing my own thing in this area. For the last four years I have celebrated Lent with devotionals and giving up some things that I enjoy for the period of Lent. I think we all have to admit that we have an easy Christian life here in America. It is good to stretch your faith every now and then. Lent helps me to do that.
This year I am doing daily Lenten devotions with Bishop Robert Barron. He is a Catholic priest who really gets in the Scripture and challenges me. In stead of giving up something this Lenten season, my goal is to do something nice each day for someone. It could be a note of encouragement, holding the door for a young mom carrying her baby or just lending a listening ear to a friend. Most of all I want to take this time to really meditate on the great price my Savior paid for my soul.
This year Easter falls on April 1st. I am looking forward to celebrating the Resurrection on a beautiful spring morning. It keeps me going in these chilly end of winter days!!