Doing the Prep Work for Lenten Practice
I have (sorta) cleaned out my computer workspace in preparation for this year’s Lenten Practice. The books are lined up and ready, I have cleared a small work area. I’m set. I’m ready. Maybe.
Last year, delving into the deep and spiritual seemed more adventure than work. This year? I’m a little scared, to be honest, to look too deep, to dive down too far.
“I’m on a Lenten Road to change, actively seeking a prosperity of the spirit, a revival of the mind and a new foundation for healthy living in peace with the earth. Lent isn’t just about what you give up, it’s also about what you take up. Lent can be a beginning, a start, a change.” ~Kimberly Mason, an oft traveled road (Feb. 27, 2009)
That’s what I said about the Lenten season last year. But the times, they are a changin’ (to quote Dylan). Will I be able to find that optimism again? Will I be able to stick with it and do the hard work necessary to “take up” a new start, begin a new beginning…again?
I have one dozen spiritual, teaching books on my shelf, one book of poetry. My meditations for this Lenten season will come from these books.
I hope I’ll see you on the road.