The Monastic Mirror


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Preparing for Lent?

I have been truly humbled recently by one of the brothers who has been preparing for lent the past several weeks.  Yes, preparing for lent.  Initially I thought how does one prepare for lent?  In his Benedictine fashion, he has been eliminating meat and other dairy products in preparation for eating totally vegetarian during the season of lent.  Now some of my vegetarian friends would say that would be easy but this is a man who lifts weights daily, climbs the rock wall like it is a hill and is a full time Graduate student.  This is no small task.

I think we all need to take time and prepare for this holy of seasons.  Thank you Lord for putting people in my life to show me the way I should walk....
Sister John Paul, OSB

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, John Paul. Right on! Thanks for reminding me to get my heart pondering on Lenten journey AGAIN, but which is really everday, as St. Benedict teaches us. I know you won't mind my sharing this, esp. with the Oblates. Hope you are enjoying your year. Blessed Lenten journey to you.