Good morning, friends! As Ash Wednesday approaches, I’m thinking about what I will use for spiritual reading during Lent. Every year I have done something a little bit different, but my format is almost always the same: I try to read for about 15 minutes, then prayerfully reflect for a period of time, and then write in a journal. Some years I have focused on reading through a particular part of the Bible, reading a few chapters a day and using those as my spiritual reading. Another year I read “Death on a Friday Afternoon” by the wonderful Richard John Neuhaus, and another year I went slowly through “My Imitation of Christ” by Thomas a Kempis. Once I get into the rhythm of setting aside this daily time for reading, prayer, and writing, it becomes one of my favorite parts of the day!
If you have a favorite book to read during Lent, please share it with us in the Comments! And don’t forget, now is the time to “prepare for the race“!
May God bless you and your family this week! Mary, Mother of Hope, pray for us!