Week 3 of Lent, and we’re in the thick of it now. As we reach the halfway mark of our journey, we’ll explore the idea of living from the center & finding depth. If you want to follow along with the Lectionary readings for this week, click here.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw the ocean. Standing on the beach and looking at the water that seems to go out into infinity. Watching the waves comes crashing in over and over and over again.
I felt small standing there, realizing something that I’d known for a long time deep in my gut and yet now being confronted with the reality: There’s so much more to this life, this world than I realize most of the time. This life we’ve been given is big and deep and wide.
Unfortunately most of the time we’re only skimming the surface. Life has a way of keeping us on the edges of the deep reality that is available to us. In Lent we structure our lives to tune out some these distractions that keep us on the surface of life and attempt to find depth and meaning.
This week we’ll discuss this search and attempt to find ways to live from the center rather than from the edges.