The season of Lent is upon us. While most of the world does not honor or follow the Lenten Season, I believe the principles of Lent can be followed by all. All Christians need a re-structuring of order in their own lives. All Christians need to re-balance and re-form areas where there is disproportionate indifference. If most of the year one fails to read sacred Scriptures, Lent is a time of turning back our attention to Scriptural reading. If our life of prayer has been dispassionate, 40 days of prayer can be a useful chronology for recovering this biblical act.
Another way to consider Lent is through our habits. In other words, to ask: “What habits have been unfruitful in this past year?” Practically, have we watched too much television in exchange for a more carefully crafted schedule where devotional literature or family worship, or psalmnody is included?
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