Lent ’08

My Lenten meditations for 2008.

Lent 2008: Day 6 – My Heart is Awake

There is a character in the book (Father Elijah) I am reading, who saves David’s life (later Father Elijah) when he is a young Jewish boy in the Warsaw ghetto, being pursued by German soldiers. In the end, after they are betrayed to the authorities, this man, Pawel Tarnowski, gives his life that David, who…

Lent 2008: Day 6 – Preview

Our power was down all last night from the ice and didn’t get back on until after four this morning, so I will be little late with my meditation from yesterday. I have been reading an interesting book, Father Elijah, which in many ways is giving me insight to this year’s topic. The book is…

Lent 2008: Day 5 – Christ and Death

Monday. Today, we begin the first full week of Lent and already I am having problems completing these meditations. I have not written on this blog with this kind of discipline since last Lent and with everything that is going on, well, you know all of the excuses. I will say, that a couple of…

Lent 2008: Day 4 – Facing Death

Sometimes I have started my Lenten discipline with a specific purpose, such as last year when I focused on the meaning of love. Yet even then I never knew where those efforts would take me. This year I had no specific agenda; I just wanted to write sometime each day and see where God would…

Ash Wednesday 2008

Today is day one of my 2008 Lenten observance. For several years I have recorded my daily Lenten observations on this blog, partly as a Lenten discipline, but mostly to share my thoughts with others going through the same exercise. You can view my earlier Ash Wednesday (2007, 2006, 2005) postings for additional insights to…