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 the fasting and discipline that Lent traditionally demands takes hold.
For the past several years I have done a Lenten meditation around a specific theme, posting something everyday, for forty days, reflecting on that issue. This year I am going to use Lent to aid me in getting back into a regular blogging rhythm.
When I took a break to get my blogging software updated, I didn’t realize how hard it would be to get back into the rhythm of posting every day. You will notice I didn’t say writing. The job I started in December is technical writing and I spend all day doing some form of it. So, when I come home it is difficult to sit down at the keyboard and begin doing it again, especially when some of that time needs to be used for writing on my novel.
Yet, I believe I am called to blog, so I just need to get on with it and hopefully Lent will assist me in answering that claim on my life. I guess you could say, ” write, therefore I blog.”
Tomorrow begins the effort. The topic is love: agape, storge, philios, and eros (the four Greek forms of it ), with the primary focus on agape, which is the word primarily used for the love of God.
You are welcome to join me on this journey of discovery. All of the posts will be gathered under the category Lent 07.
Grace and peace to your day and may God bless your journey through Lent with a newly found appreciation for the breadth and depth of love, in all of its forms and faces.