Lent 2013 – day 19

What to DO in Lent 2013?

Is this a season to go deeper and to reflect on updating one’s theology?


Barbara Brown Taylor, in her book, An Altar in the World, writes about how human beings experience self-worth in North American societies in the 21st century*:

“being busy is how our culture measures worth.”

I sometimes feel, when I wake in the morning, like someone has turned on a treadmill beside my bed – and I’m already behind. My Agenda for the day is full; I have e-mail messages already unanswered; and there are places to go and people to meet with. There is so much to DO!

Is all of this “busyness” serving as a distraction from what really matters?

Whatever happened to the ages-old wisdom of setting aside time for Sabbath?

If I’m updating my theology in Lent, maybe there is wisdom in slowing down, and taking time to reflect on what all of this really means.

Where is God in my life?

What is my relationship with God?

According to Barbara Brown Taylor:

“When you live in God, your day begins when you lose yourself long enough for God to find you, and when God finds you, to lose yourself again in praise.”**

* page 123

**page 140

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