Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

My readings today include a story about a lobster. Like many of God’s creatures the growth of a lobster requires it to lose its shell at regular intervals. Whenever a lobster goes through this process it is vulnerable, but its instincts tell it that it must risk itself in order to grow.

During Lent we undergo spiritual reflection and examination. When we do this we make ourselves vulnerable as well. We also grow by way of meditation, study, and reflection. During Lent we are called to lose our comfortable, but restrictive shells, and to grow in new ways of mission and service.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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