He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” – Mark 6:31
The disciples of Jesus return from their first experience as missionaries, having taken the Good News to the people. They are excited to share their experiences with Jesus and with each other, but Jesus knows that something else is even more pressing. Quiet and prayer.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, in many Christian churches around the world, it is a day that sets the tone for the liturgical season of Lent. During these 40 days, we are encouraged to make space to grow closer to God in the silence and in our prayer.
Take today to chart your course of how you will make this Lent a meaningful time for your spiritual life. Check your local Church and see what they are offering this Lent.
- Take up a Bible Study
- Attend Friday Soup Suppers and Stations of the Cross
- Go through your closets and pack away things you no longer use and give them to charity.
- Wake up 15 minutes earlier, and just sit with the Lord and let Him direct your heart.
What else do you plan to do to make your Lent a fruitful one? Share your suggestions in the combox below 🙂
May God bless you!