A week and a half into this blog-less Lent I’ve lost the urge to blog. With increasing work demands, a frenetic family life, and an attempt to transform myself from "damn those stairs are tough!" to finisher in the 10 mile Broad Street Run (coming on May 7), blogging has taken a back seat. But, what does this have to do with Lent?
As I’ve suggested on this blog in the not-so-distant-past, spirituality is not just an escape to a higher realm of ancient prayers and incense (though I do like ancient prayers and incense). Martin Luther is quoted to have said, "What makes a Christian shoemaker is not that he puts little crosses on his shoes. Rather, it is that he makes a good pair of shoes." Of course, Luther never uttered this line, but it does capture his sense of what we Christians are called to do – live full and dedicated lives in those places that God has called us. Indeed, it is an echo of St Paul, who wrote that we are to do all things in the name of Jesus, giving thanks to God (Colossians 3, 1 Corinthians 10, etc.).
And so, this Lent is a wonderful journey of re-discovery and re-dedication to my life callings. (And we’re only 1.5 weeks into it . . .).