Daily Readings for the Season of Lent
The season of Lent is the 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter.* Often during this time, we take the opportunity to recommit to a way of life that helps us to deepen our spiritual lives. That could be anything from a fast of some sort to taking a yoga class to turning off the television. One simple thing that some of us appreciate is taking a few moments each day for reading that help us to refocus, and engage with what is meaningful. The Stillspeaking Writers Group of the UCC does a great job of giving us thoughtful, fresh takes on the scripture passages of the season in their 2014 Lent Devotionals called “Calmly Plotting”. It “…takes its title from E. B. White’s description of his wife, Katherine, planting her spring bulb garden in the fall of the last year of her life. “Oblivious to the ending of her own days, which she knew perfectly well was near at hand, [she was] sitting there . . . under those dark skies in October, calmly plotting the resurrection.””
You can find free copies of Calmly Plotting in the church narthex, provided by the Deacons for your use.
*This year Lent begins on March 5