Lent Is a Season of Gifts

Lent is a season of gifts.

Think about it. Through prayer, meditation, fasting, and service we become what the Buddhists refer to as mindful. More aware is another way to put it.
Every person we encounter brings us gifts whether they be life’s lessons, a part of a culture with which we are not familiar, and countless others.
When we serve our neighbors we became aware that at one time or another we were an outsider — the one who was different, sometime it was a good experience, sometimes not.
Service enables us to recognize ourselves in our neighbor, even though our neighbors may be quite different in circumstances, race, religion, or sexuality.
What greater gift can we receive than to know that to know in our uniqueness we have a commonality with the world.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He is also a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report.

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