Rivers of Living Water: A Lenten Journey in the Traditions of Spiritual Pioneers
By Chris Pritchett
Lent is a season of solemn observance in the Christian liturgical calendar (honored by many Protestant denominations and the Roman church) in preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and goes for forty days (plus Sundays) concluding on Holy Saturday (Easter Eve). The forty days is meant to remind us of the forty days and forty nights Jesus spent in the desert, being tempted by Satan.
Lent is a season of self-examination. It’s a season to deepen our awareness of God’s presence in our lives. Lent should draw us closer to the Lord.
To help you along in this journey, I, along with staff contributions, have prepared a Lenten devotional that will be available to you soon. The book is called Rivers Of Living Water: A Lenten Journey in the Traditions of Spiritual Pioneers. With daily lectionary Scripture reflections, prayer exercises, and suggestions for putting faith into practice, the book will include windows into the spiritual traditions of St. Patrick, St. Benedict, St. Francis, St. Ignatius, John Calvin, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Jesus said, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the Scripture has said, ‘Out of the believers heart shall flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:37-38). May Lent be a time for us to come and drink from the water of Jesus Christ.