Lent ’06

Lent 06: Day Three

Today has been a tiring day. Yesterday I worked hard all day in the fields and then had to prepare supper before I could even take a moments rest. Even then I knew I had just done my duty, so I didn’t indulge myself with thoughts of deserving a better lot in life. But that…

Lent ’06: Day 2

In some ways I feel I have the best of all Christian worlds. I grew up Catholic, was encouraged in my conversion by a Southern Baptist lady, and passed through the Quakers and Pentecostals before settling for 27 years in an evangelical, charismatic Episcopal Church. When they went off the rails with Bishop Robinson, I…

Ash Wednesday 2006

Over the years most Christian symbolism and the two most important feast days have been twisted by the secular world to its own ends and commercialized. Everyone wears crosses; some are even bling, excessively gaudy baubles reduced to talismans, devoid of their power and meaning. Christmas has become Santa Claus and presents while Easter has…

A Lenten Observance

Lent begins tomorrow. Last year I did a daily devotional as part of my Lenten observance. I will endeavor to do the same this year, both as spiritual exercise, but also as an attempt to get myself writing again on a regular schedule, despite the long hours at work. I pray my little meditations will…