Lent Is Not Only A Time of Reflection and Service

We often think of our Lenten journey and discipline as internal. It is a work of self-improvement and a very personal path to God.

That doesn’t have to be the case or one can incorporate quiet time in meditation and prayer with a mindfulness of one’s surroundings. I am reading Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo Da Vinci and I am constantly amazed at Leonardo’s curiosity, and how he used his discoveries to complement his work. For example his curiosity as to why the sky was blue eventually led to his use of blue in his paintings to all of our wondrous delight.

One doesn’t have to be a genius to beĀ amazed by life and the world. Every time we gaze at the sky, or the ocean, or people walking on the street, or a butterfly, or just anything else that is part of God’s majesty, it brings questions without answers, and those answers bring new questions. Many of those can’t be answered by Alexa or Google.

Lent is not only a time of reflection and service, it is a time for discovery — about oneself and 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.

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