I’ve had many people write in and say words to effect that they feel lost after Lent. They like their chocolate, wine, or cookies that they gave up for Lent and don’t want to continue to fast, but they want some program that helps them continue their dialogue with God.
One suggestion I have found helpful is you consider a walk with God on a regular basis. It can be done early in the morning, late in the afternoon, during lunch or any combination of the above. Readers of the Pew know of my affection for the image found in Genesis where God is walking in the Garden Of Eden at the time of the evening breeze. I also find walks along the beach either alone or with a good friend one of the most refreshing experiences there is. Earlier followers of Christ were called “People of the Way.” We speak metaphorically of a spiritual journey or path. Many religions incorporate a pilgrimage or the simple walking along a labyrinth as a way of enlightenment or inspiration.
Consider during the fifty days of Easter walking with God whether you do it alone or with a friend. Remember one of the first acts of Jesus was to walk with two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Yes, there may be days that you miss, but remember the saying, “pray as you can, not as you can’t.”
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8