Does God have a fresh word each year for my Lenten journey? How is this 2017 Lenten season different from any other year? Is there an intended response to reflecting on Scripture during Lent? How does the concept of ‘extending oneself’ physically and spiritually during Lent actually lead to a simplified, less-distracted, peaceful experience during Lent? Why was it necessary for Jesus to be led into the Desert after baptism? What is the equivalent call for Catholics living today to enter into the desert with Jesus during Lent?
The Lord is always speaking, if we have the ears to hear! …It doesn’t necessarily have to come from Scripture, but sometimes from a radio commercial, an email or something you child says to you. –Kari
There’s a purging-quality to suffering these painful, humbling exercises in a 90 degree temperature room. I’m thinking, I’ll either do it purgatory or I can choose to do it now. -Tom
The Currans share stories from the first few days in the desert! Kari reflects on the joy of feeling celebrate on her birthday and shares a story about responding to God’s Word for her 2017 Lenten journey. Tom explores the theology of gift-giving, the meaning of ‘the desert’ and the way commitments lead to simplicity.