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Today marks the beginning of Lent; I’m sure most of you know that. Since I’m Catholic, we typically give up something for Lent. That can be a real challenge for people, and it’s supposed to. It’s supposed to be a time that helps us grow closer through Christ, through our sacrifices.
I think that it’s also becoming more common for people to consider doing something extra for Lent instead of giving something up. That goal is to do something that will again, help us grow closer to Christ.
I’m doing that this year. I’m vowing to spend more time in prayer with the Lord, to center myself before I begin my day. To spend time with Him, uninterrupted. [With a mind that wanders like mine does, a million miles an hour, that uninterrupted part is kind of tough.]
I am also vowing to read the Bible. I have to admit that I’ve never read the whole Bible. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve probably heard most of the Bible at one time or another over 24 years of weekly mass. But. I haven’t read the Bible cover to cover before.
I’ve tried. A lot of times. I’ve started in the beginning, and that lasted a few books. I started over again, and dwindled. I started at the beginning of the New Testament. That dwindled too. Then I started over again, and didn’t get too far.
I want to try again. I won’t be able to read the whole Bible in 40 days. But. I want to read Scripture. I need to.
So – I want to pose a question to you all:
What is your favorite book[s] in the Bible?
If you were to tell someone new to the Bible a book or two to start with, where would you direct them?
I think I’m going to start with Psalms and Proverbs. Since I love quotes, this is an interesting and intriguing place for me to start.
I welcome any input you may have –
-stories about how you conquered the Bible
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lauraradniecki @ gmail. com
God bless you all and hey, Lent means Easter’s coming, which means SPRING is coming! Hoorayy!