On a Holy Lent

I come from a non-liturgical background so the idea of observing Ash Wednesday seemed utterly foreign to me until my middle adult years when I found myself deeper drawn to both the contemplative life and the rhythms of the liturgical church year. The first year I observed the Lenten fast transformed my understanding of sin,…

More Thoughts on Forgiveness

After I wrote what I posted yesterday, I saw this comic strip: Sometimes, a picture really does say it all. Life is too short to hold a grudge.  Or, as the scriptures put it, if you don’t forgive others, God won’t forgive you (Matt. 6:15).  The Practice of Forgiveness will be the first of the…