Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent

A character in my book tells his friend that “perhaps I was trying to tell you something, but you weren’t listening.” I feel that way sometimes about prayer, except I’m the one who must not be listening, because damn if I don’t hear anything. It’s probably more accurate to say I’m not liking what I hear. I am one of those people who often thinks I know better what I’m supposed to do than God, and when my subconscious tells me to ‘feed the hungry, care for the poor, and leave my net and follow Jesus,’ I always have a rationalization as to why that’s not really what I’m supposed to be doing. Lent is a time where we are supposed to practice tuning out those rational voices that drown out God’s. If I can honestly say that during Lent I accomplished one thing, it would be — I started listening.

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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