Structured by the 15 Stations of the Cross, from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Resurrection, this Lenten reader will inspire you to make the most of this season.
To the ancient church, Lent’s forty days symbolized obedience—waiting on God. The most well-known biblical models of this intentional patience are Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. Each fasted forty days in solitude, were tested and purified, and lived out this truth:
“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” (Isa. 30:18)
If you, too, want wholeness, wait and stretch your soul toward the sun of God’s forgiveness. Each chapter or Station of this new book begins with Scripture, reflection, and quotations for each day from people like John of the Cross, Hildegard, Athanasius, Antony the Great, Benedict of Nursia, Clare of Assisi, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Julian, Catherine of Siena, and Birgitta of Sweden. Alone with God, we dare new surrenders that can heal us and make us whole. The imminent greening of God’s creation feels like a personal invitation. It is the time of Lent. It is time to listen…