What could Bamboo possibly have to do with Lent? There aren't any mentions of bamboo in any of the Gospel stories, is there?
Richard Gribble, CSC uses this unlikely image and many others to help the reader and Bible student discern more about what it means to follow Christ throughout Lent in preparation for the glorious celebration of Easter.The story of Bamboo in the Garden is a good illustration ofwhat the call of the Master, Jesus Christ, may entail and howmuch might be asked of us.Though we face struggle and even death, the promise of the Lenten season is new life and a return to the home where we truly belong.
Each lesson in Walking the Journey of Lent: Reflections on the Scriptures for Cycle C is bolstered by opening and closing prayers, contextual scripture and discussion questions.
Lessons Include: "Emptying Yourself Before the Lord" for Ash Wednesday "The Journey of Reconciliation" for Lent 4 "God Restores Us to Life" for Easter
"What I find most valuable is Fr. Gribble's ability to find contemporary books or figures or situations that make his reflections quite concrete and easy to understand. It is an enviable gift for a homilist." - Fr. Bill Williams, Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Plymouth, MA
"Through his use of real-life stories, engaging reflections, thought-provoking discussion questions, and opening and concluding prayers for each week, Fr. Gribble leads us to the conclusion of Lent where Jesus unchains us from the bondage of sin and we find theglory to which suffering leads us. Fr. Gribble's booklet will enhance the Lenten spiritual journeyof anyone seeking healing and new life in the risen Christ." - Fr. Jim Fenstermaker, C.S.C., Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Easton, MA
"If you are looking to deepen your relationship with the Lord this Lent, look no further. Walking the Journey of Lent is a perfect tool to use. Fr. Rick's questions will helpyou to move towards action, change of self, or ministry to others. You cannot help but grow spiritually by reading thisbook. I can't wait for Lent " - Fr. Joseph K. Raeke, Pastor of Christ the King, Our Lady of Lourdes &Saint Edith Stein Parishes, Brockton, MA
Richard Gribble, CSC is a Catholic priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He has served at St. John Vianney in Goodyear, Arizona, and as the acting superior at Moreau Seminary at the University of Notre Dame. Father Gribble earned his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America, and has also earned degrees from the United States Naval Academy, the University of Southern California, and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He is the author of several books and over 100 articles.