Lent ’07

My Lenten meditations for the year 2007

Lent 07: Day 4S

In case you were wondering, Sundays are not officially part of Lent. That is why today’s posting is listed as 4S; it is not yet the fifth day of Lent and it is Sunday. That said, let us move on to the three biblical Greek words for love: agapao-agape, philios, and storgē. I do have…

Lent 07: Day 4

Yesterday we set the parameters of our discussion, at least relating to the Word. Today we begin looking in depth at the four word in Greek used for love: agapao-agape, eros, philios, and storge. Our concentration will be on the three words used in the Bible, using eros in most cases as a contrast to…

Lent 07: Day 3: The Four Loves

Today is Friday. It is the end of most people’s normal workweek, thus a good breakpoint to shift our focus from daily tasks to an in-depth study. This evening, Saturday, and Sunday I will spend time on the four Greek words used for various types of love and begin to root them, where appropriate, in…

Lent 07: Day 2

We are off to a good start, that is, if like me, you believe that death is a loving gift from a caring Father. Where we will end up as we progress on this journey, only our Father knows, but it will be somewhere that includes a richer appreciation of the complexity, yet simplicity, of…

Ash Wednesday 2007

Today begins another season of Lent, a discipline the Christian Church has been observing for approximately 1700 years. You may want to read my previous postings on its personal specifics (Ash Wednesday 2006) or its symbolism (Ash Wednesday [2005]). This year, for our Lenten observance, we will explore what is for many of us the…

Fat Tuesday

In the liturgical Christian world, today has several names: Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, which many people know by its French translation, especially in New Orleans and the Gulf region, of Mardi Gras. It is the day before the beginning of the season of Lent, a day of pancakes and enjoying the finer things before…