Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Seriously, Lent

I am beginning Lent a few hours early this year, unable to wait, anxious with anticipation.  I will admit that this is a new and surprising approach for me, but it is God (and I know it) Who is calling me forward.  There is absolutely no time to waste.  The picture on this post captures my sense of this quite precisely.  It's as if I feel myself straining toward the catacombs.

What an unexpected thought.   

It's time to get serious, to get really, really serious.  Prayer must be THE priority.  I've felt Our Lord nudging me to keep it simple, to hold Scripture in my heart, and to pray for a world gone mad.  If we could see the full extent of the madness, I wonder if catacombs would be a comfort.  

"Let the word of Christ, rich as it is, dwell in you."  (Colossians 3:16)

I pray that we shall have a richly blessed Lent.