Lent is Coming. Are you ready?

Written on: February 1, 2018

How does this happen? It feels as though we are barely through Advent and the Christmas Season, yet Lent will be upon us in just in the blink of an eye!

Below, Sister Patricia Geary, GNSH shares her suggestions for deepening our relationship with God through scripture.  No matter your personal prayer practice, we can all use a refresher from time to time!

Prayer is a relationship built over time. It requires our attention and persistence. Each of us is called to interact with God in personal, meaningful ways. Of course, each person is unique; thus, each individual’s prayer is distinctive. Because the use and study of scripture is often a springboard to prayer, I believe learning more about God’s Word in scripture is crucial.

There are countless ways to increase our knowledge of scripture. One way is through reading and reflecting on the works of authors who have spent their lives researching biblical texts. I offer the following suggestions for those who are interested.

Jesus by Marcus Borg

The Power of Parable by John Dominic Crossan

Paul and Jesus by James Tabor

Jesus by James Martin

Paul: The Mind of the Apostle by A. N. Wilson

There are many more texts available. Get started. It will make a difference.

Happy reading!  Sr. Patricia Geary


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