Friday, February 1, 2008

Lenten Meditation Booklets

At our church, we are in the final stages of putting together our Lenten Meditation book.  All I need is to get the missing half of the meditations in by Sunday, put them together into the booklet format, and photocopy them all before Tuesday.  Of course, there will be those who must back out of writing a meditation, and then I’ll need to find someone else to write it.

Same drill as last year.

But what are these meditations?  Well, each Lent, we put together a booklet for every day in Lent (except Sundays, which are technically not fast days).  Each meditation is written by a different parishioner, and it can range from a favorite quote to their own dissertation on some Lent-related topic.  You never know what you’re going to get.

And yet, you read them each day and something happens.  Lent becomes not a long litany of things we give up, but a gift we open up each day, one where we get to know each other better and where we find that we can face the new day with a bit more hope and courage.

It’s not a big thing to do -- one meditation out of the entire season -- but many balk at it because it’s too daunting.   That’s just the way it is.  But I like reading them, and if you want one, let me know, and I’ll send one to you.