Are you ready for Ash Wednesday and Lent 2017? Hard to believe but we’re just one week away…
One resource that I’ve really enjoyed during this season is The Rising: Living the Mysteries of Lent, Easter and Pentecost by Wendy M. Wright. In the book’s introduction she says…
The liturgical year roots our faith. It grounds the invisible, animating our lives in the visible, tactile world. It is elemental. It drapes flesh on the skeletons of our too-ghostly religiosity. It connects heaven with earth, divine with human. It allows us access to the mysteries of our faith. In its feasts and fasts we taste and see God.” (pages 13-14)
I like the thought of grounding the invisible and animating our lives as many of us spend more time in church and community while living the mysteries. Perhaps you’ll want to purchase Wendy’s book or pull another resource off of the church library shelves or your personal bookshelf to help uncover some clues to solving the mysteries? 🙂
May the spirit move through you vibrantly during this upcoming Lenten season!
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Lectionary Texts for Sunday, February 26, 2017: