Thursday, March 02, 2006

great lenten link collections

The CaNN Blog has a great huge link list. Loads of helpful stuff.

Also try Lent and Beyond. A terrific blog, which is really kicking into high gear again this year during Lent. See especially the All Lenten Posts section to make sure you don't miss anything.

But while all this stuff is helpful, I've noticed a tendancy in my own devotional life to collect around myself the accoutrements of devotion (prayer books, rosaries, icons, etc.) as a substitute for actual devotion. So read, read, read. Explore the Christian blogosphere, which really seems to ripen during Lent. But don't forget to get on with the business of Retirement, Prayer, Fasting, Repentance, and Almsgiving.

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence, but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life..."

(Philippians 2)


dimbo said...

Someone should start a site called "Lentens-N-Things"....

Karen B. said...

Fr. WB. Amen about getting on with the business of devotion, prayer, retirement...

Many thanks for the links to L&B.

Double thanks for your participation and your great posts. Your blog has quickly moved very high on the must reading list in recent days.

Would appreciate prayer that I don't let the L&B blogging get in the way of my own devotion and that I don't post anything that will distract others -- that is merely information for information's sake and does not actively contribute to helping build people up in Christ.

Personally, I decided to tackle the Church Fathers' reading plan (Ancient-Future Catholics). Awesome stuff. A good way to stay grounded and keep the timelessness of our faith in perspective.

But even that is information. I need to be careful to get times of quiet prayer. Me, God, Bible, Journal. No internet. No computer. No distractions. That's gonna take some serious work!

MM said...

Karen b., have you considered getting a spiritual director?