Our Habits Limit What We See

One thing our Lenten disciplines do is change our daily patterns. We may be used to a glass of wine on the porch before dinner, but if our sacrifice is to eliminate alcohol during Lent that pattern must change. If we go for a jog first thing in the morning listening to NPR, but we gave up earbuds for Lent, we have an opportunity to communicate with God on our run or converse with nature. You see what I mean. Our habits limit what we see, access, sense, and know. Lent is a time to expand our senses and throw out limiting habits.

During Lent we see with new lens. We see through our Lenten service the world more expansively. Lent enables us to see everything from a different perspective thus enabling ourselves to experience life with newness and intensity.

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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