Category: Lent

Abundant life in an airport?

We love to complain. By “we” I mean pretty much everyone, pretty much all the time. I am not immune, as those around me will attest. “I canNOT believe this grilled salmon is medium...

Hymn for Lent (Day 6): Now quit your care

This one is not especially connected to today’s lections, but we’re early enough in Lent that I thought its perspective might be useful. Plus, who doesn’t love Percy Dearmer? Now quit your care and...

Hymn for Lent (Day 3): Out of the depths

This does not especially relate to today’s readings, but it seems vaguely appropriate for a Friday in Lent. Mostly it was inspired by yesterday’s nod to Martin Luther. Out of the depths I cry...

Hymn for Ash Wednesday

It is my intention to post a hymn text here each day of Lent. That will be the Lenten discipline of 7WD. For today, one of my favorites. Eternal Lord, of love behold your...

A few words about Lent

Yesterday there was a great post over at The Episcopal Cafe, “A few words about Lent.” Here’s a sample: Lent is a season during which the Church demands more than ordinary devotion from her...

Let us begin our journey

Each week, we send out an email newsletter at the parish I serve. Here’s what I wrote for the “Thought for the week” in today’s issue. Today begins the great and holy season of...

Meditation for Friday in the third week of Lent

Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Hosea 14:1 Saving God, free us from hardness of heart, take from us all pride and pretension, strip...