Lenten Journey 2016
Pauses for Lent by Trevor Hudson
Calendar design- Patricia Maier
Once again I followed the discipline
of one word a day
for the liturgical season of Lent.
I have been doing this practice
for five years now.
It is interesting for me to see how
differently each year has been
tied to words and thoughts for prayer.
The idea for this practice follows my learning
about visual prayer and how the
actual kinesthetic work of writing binds
these words into Spirit.
Then they are recalled throughout the day
for prayer reflection or serve
as an alert to the words- in the world.
At the beginning of a prayer calendar-
I choose 4 colored pencils
and that is the simple way I deal
with the distraction of "choosing a color".
The blessing of this practice has been
the set aside time for reflection
and also for putting aside the onslaught
of the "to-do" list for a moment of quiet.