God For Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter
Our ability to understand resurrection, our experience of both a personal Easter as well as the Easter of Christ, is shaped by our stance toward life and what it brings our way. Herein lies the purpose of Lent. Whether it is imposed by circumstances or chosen through spiritual discipline, Lent (and lenten seasons of life) is about nurturing a posture that holds all things lightly, that ensures that our passions are subject to us and not the other way around. But Lent is a season that many of us fail to appreciate, in part because we’ve grown up with the impression that it is a time of vaguely spiritualized gloominess. The contributors to God for Us offer a different perspective: by delving deeply into our Christian tradition they reveal that it is not about becoming lost in our brokenness but about cleansing the palate so that we can taste life more fully. Lent and Easter reveal the God who is for us in all of life—for our liberation, for our healing, for our wholeness.
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