by Christine Sine
What are you reading for Lent this year? This is a question I am often asked at this time of year so I thought I would share my personal preferences as we enter a new season of Lent. I find that it easy for me to get bogged down in the feeling that I must save the world at this season, or at least save myself to be more effective in the world (hence that graphic above)
I must confess I have been a little overwhelmed by all the offerings out there this year too, which doesn’t help my focus. Sp I have decided to stick to old faithfuls. I suspect that some other reading will be added as I go but for the moment I have three devotionals that I plan to dig into at different times of the day or week. I have downloaded them all onto my kindle because I will be doing a lot of travel over the next month and having something reliable to read on the plane is something that I find creates stability and normalcy for me. So here is my list:
Walter Brueggemann: A Way Other Than Our Own
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: God Is On The Cross
Richard Rohr: Wondrous Encounters
And unless you think I am stuck in the mud, I am also reading Prayer: Forty Days of Practice by Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson on the side – well worth reflecting on the artwork as well as the short practice.
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Yes I take this season very seriously. I try to spend time in silence and listening. Time reading and reflecting, time in creative expression (that’s where my Lenten garden comes in) and time journalling. In some ways it is a busy season but in others I find it relaxing and energizing.
What disciplines are you committing to during Lent this year?