What are you doing (or not) for Lent? – #1

You may be like me and come from a tradition in which Lent was unnoticed but also like me maybe you heard folks speak of “giving up” something for Lent.  Folks still practice various types of Lenten fasts but I hear more and more folks speak of adding something, a practice, for Lent.

Since we are a week away from the start of Lent (Wednesday, March 6, Ash Wednesday), I thought I would post a few thoughts about taking up a Lenten practice.

The first idea I want to share is why not add a reading from Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the 40 days of Lent.  (If you are not familiar with Bonhoeffer take a moment to do a quick internet search for this modern day saint who was martyred, hanged in a German prison, at the close of World War II.)



you will find a link to subscribe to 40 days of short readings delivered to your email. 

And at


you will find day 1 of the readings so you can see what you think about it.

I like the pattern – a Quote from Bonhoeffer, a Scripture, some Questions to provoke your thinking/meditation, a sentence or two from a Psalm, a statement or question for your Reflection, some ideas for Intercession, and a sentence Prayer.  An altogether good pattern to try on for a few weeks.

Let me know what you think and let me know If you have any trouble with the links.


{ubi caritas et amor, deus ibi est}


What are you doing (or not) for Lent? – #1 — 2 Comments

  1. My Friend, My Brother, I am so glad to see you posting again to your blog. You always stimulate, challenge my thinking. You help me stay focused on keeping the main thing the main thing. I really appreciate you and you thoughts, references, quotes, comments. By all means, please keep me on your mailing lists.

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