To seekers, one and all,
In our Benedictine community, during these Lenten days, we carve out even more time for quiet, for reflection, for spiritual refreshment and formation. At each Lenten vigil, on Saturday evenings, we celebrate the journey to the Paschal mystery and open ourselves to transformation, to the new that Easter may bring, to the Light. And so, we invite you to the same -- using Sister Joan's reflection book, Journey into Light, we invite you to join us in this online shared reflection.
Before we begin, I would ask each individual who is choosing to be part of this discussion to review the guidelines listed in the next post. They will allow the discussion to flow more easily and will encourage more individuals to take part and stay with the discussion. I thank you in advance for your faithfulness to these simple guidelines.
On this very first day of Lent, let us begin. Slowly, ever patient with ourselves, ever open to God's voice on our way.
As you read Joan's quote for this Ash Wednesday, consider whether, for you, the adventure between your soul and God which is the spiritual life, is indeed the deepest relationship in your life, the one on which the very meaning of life depends. If so, how do you nurture the relationship even more deeply this Lent? If not as much as you would hope, how do you begin to make it so? For each and all of us seekers of God, nothing matters more.
Blessings on your journey -- Mary Ellen