In the Midst of Lent

Easter is a highly celebrated day in the life of the Christian faith and rightly so. The days of Lent, however, are the days of preparation. It’s prayer time, study time, extra periods of reflection and meditation. It is also the time when we carve out something special to do or leave aside. As with all good resolutions and plans, planning and tipping one’s toes into the new water is exciting and meaningful. Staying the course, however, is not easy. At this time of Lent, it may be good to examine your planned spiritual journey. As John Wesley would ask, “How is it with your soul?”

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Days pass and the years vanish and we walk sightless among miracles. Oh Holy One, fill our eyes with seeing and our minds with knowing. Let there be moments when your Presence, like lightning, illumines the darkness in which we walk. Help us to see, wherever we gaze, that the bush burns, unconsumed. And we, clay touched by Thee, will reach out for holiness and exclaim in wonder, “How filled with awe is this place and we did not know it.”

— Rachel Naomi Remen (from inward/outward May 31, 2012)

Today’s blog post was written by Robert H. Spain. Robert Spain is a retired United Methodist bishop and former chaplain of the United Methodist Publishing House.

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