Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fifth Sunday in Lent: Passiontide Begins

This Sunday in Lent is often referred to as "Passion Sunday," the beginning of Passiontide commemorating the increasing revelation of Christ's deity in his last days. Though the title has gone out of fashion or some now think of only the last week as Passiontide, I appreciate the 2 week marker as a call for a deeper time in Lent. It is easy at this point to begin to lose steam: our weaknesses are ever before us and Easter still seems far away. On the other hand, it is also usually at this point that I just start to get a clue as to what I should've been praying about during Lent. His mercies are new every morning; may we continue seeking Him on this Lenten Journey.

For those looking for help as they pray during Passiontide:

1 comment:

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I think it is interesting that you find now to be the time when you discover what you should have been praying about. I am experiencing the same thing - this past week I suddenly figured a few things out and had some good talks with God about them. This is the first Lent that I actually think I "get" what Lent is about. At least in part. It is progress.


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