Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Prayer and Fasting

Lent is one of those tricky times of year. It’s glorious if you get it right, but boring or depressing or disillusioning if you get it wrong. I wish I had some great words of insight to share about getting Lent right, but I’m don’t. Thankfully, several other people do:

Fr. Philip Powell, OP, at the University of Dallas gave a powerful and poetic homily for the First Sunday of Lent.

Fr. Alexander Shmemann gave some keen insights into fasting, which you can find in three sections on Brian’s Beirut blog.


  • It isn't boring and depressing if you get it "wrong." Not if it makes you realize even more intensely your own weakness, and the fact that you owe everything to Christ.

    By Blogger Santiago, at 3:07 PM, March 05, 2007  

  • Point taken. I suppose what I should have written was something about the possibility of Lent merely being boring and depressing. So long as it's redemptive, as you suggest, it is as it ought to be.

    By Blogger Aaron, at 9:27 PM, March 05, 2007  

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