The forty day season of Lent ends tomorrow on Palm Sunday

3/27/2021

The forty day season of Lent ends tomorrow on Palm Sunday

Dear digital friends of these 40 days,

Researchers tell us that it can take up to 80 days to establish a good habit.  If some kind of daily devotional practice is new to you, just think you are halfway to making in making this your habit! Thomas Merton, a spiritual guide for many of us, wrote something I take comfort in: “We do not want to be beginners. But let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything else but beginners, all our life!”

Two digital resources:

*First United Methodist Church’s daily online offerings   

*DailyLectio.net provides 2 or 3 biblical readings from the common lectionary for every morning along with a prayer. It’s free (Though I trust the Biblical message is inspired I don’t always find that those who compose the lectionary readings are always inspired!  On most days I find “meat and drink.” Reading the Bible is like eating a fish, you go for the flesh and not the bones. For additional resources that best fit you talk to your pastors and staff.  Blessings for your journey…Jim Bortell