Approaching EasterBook - 2006
Illustrated throughout with fine art, a beautiful and rewarding Lent and Easter companion
What controls us? What gives meaning to our lives? How can we live a life shared with others? The seasons of Lent and Easter are traditionally times to reflect upon such fundamental questions as these. This gentle, reflective book encourages us to make space for reflection and, in so doing, to draw closer to God. Many of us conceive of Lent as a negative time, a time to give things up. This book, however, encourages us to hear the good news that God loves us, to try to believe it for ourselves, and then to spend the 40 days of the season attempting to find out what that means. This might involve giving things up, at least for a while, some of the things that distract us, but only so that we can focus better on the essentials. As it moves through Lent to Good Friday and Easter, the book explores themes such as food, power, love, anger, fear, and complicity, compassion, and waiting. Each chapter blends personal story, spiritual reflection, and quotations from scripture or other sources to offer an imaginative and powerful way into the meaning of the season.