Welcome to Friday Favorites! This week’s faves have been specially chosen by Prasanta Verma and me to help us get ready for Lent. During Lent, we journey into a kind of darkness: we go into the desert, we go into the darkness that Jesus experienced, we go into a place of sorrowing and repentance. This place is necessary to help us prepare for new life.
Today’s posts help us explore darkness in our lives — and to find God there. He will not leave us alone in the inky places.
Read, and be blessed.
When You’re Not Feeling Very #Blessed via Kate Bowler and Jan Richardson (when you’re not feeling #blessed, you need a blessing)
The Breath of God via Keren Dibbens-Wyatt (on being enfolded by God even in weakness)
Black Space, Dark Matter via Sarah Rennicke (to be in the shadows is still to be seen, met, and formed by God)
4 Reasons Why You Need a Sabbath Journey for Lent via Shelly Miller (Lent is an opportunity for God to reveal how he’s been at work in your life)
Ash Wednesday via T. S. Eliot (listen to Eliot read his poem aloud)
Last Curtain via Rabindranath-Tagore (a poem about life and death)