Wednesday, March 05, 2014

and it begins: Lent 2014

Some folks will give things up, some folks will take things on -- and some folks will skip the whole darned thing and go straight for the Easter candy already taking up an aisle at the supermarket.

This year I'm attracted to Nadia Bolz-Weber's 40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent ... which begins:
Day 1: Pray for your enemies
Day 2: Walk, carpool, bike or bus it.
Day 3: Don’t turn on the car radio
Day 4: Give $20 to a non-profit of your choosing
Day 5: Take 5 minutes of silence at noon
Day 6: Look out the window until you find something of beauty you had not noticed before
Day 7: Give 5 items of clothing to Goodwill
... and so on. Concrete. Specific. Doable. Check it out.

I'm also attracted to this #LentenLens project ...

So here's #dust ...

... remembering that it is what we are and it is to what we shall return. Yet -- knowing that life is changed, not ended -- even at the grave we make our song ... (stay tuned for Easter for the rest!)

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