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"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Friday, March 03, 2006

lent: dust and reflection

We're currently in Lent, whatever that means for you. I often find it can easily become a bit aimless - though I am trying some structured devotions, including prayers from an old Catholic spiritual book, that I found in Matlock's Save The Children, called The Key of Heaven. And so am grateful for a some helpful defining by Maggi Dawn:

"If our Lenten Fast is understood well, it will relieve us of the need to try harder, achieve more, feel worthy. It will ground us in the firm and unshakeable knowledge that we are human - we are but dust, and to dust we shall return - but that to be human is enough, under the loving gaze of God."

Keep an eye on Hopeful Imagination, as they're running special daily reflections for the season and you're likely to find some interesting and clever responces to the spiritual themes Lent throws up in each of us.

I'd also reccomend these reflections on the Wilderness pictures, by Stanley Spencer, sensitively ad intelligently depicting Jesus' 40 days in the desert.


Blogger hatchris said...

How about the Reading Chaplaincy lent reflections? I heard the standard of authorship for them is exceptional ;-)

Must dig that out...

9:55 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

Srangely enough, I heard the same ;P

Actually there's some milage in getting that thing out again, as it's been a couple of years since I last read through it...

2:58 PM  

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