27 February 2009

Lent List


The Lent List is a series of questions, which, if you read aloud, listen, ponder, and write your answers, are a spiritual reflections of your soul.
If you only read them, if that's all you do in 40 days, that's good enough. If you read and consider one question that's good enough. If you read, consider, and try to write one answer that's good enough. If you read, consider, and do write one answer to one question that's good enough. Reading is good, but writing your answer is best; it's your spiritual memo to your self and of your soul. It's a snapshot during your journey of your spiritual road. 
Doing the Lent List is a process of call and response. Achieving one step is more likely to lead to doing more steps; doing them is cummulative. It's doing what you can, with what you have in a snapshot of time, as you're able to answer. Your result is your reflection of your soul.
  • What's your relationship with the most significant person in your life? Your spouse? Your children? Your partner? Other family?
  • What's your relationship with your work? Are you a slave to work? 
  • What's your relationship with money? With food? With alcohol? With prescription or non-prescription drugs? 
  • What's your relationship with your body? Your mind? Your emotions?
  • What's your relationship with the poor; with those who are without resources? The sick? The suffering? 
  • What's your relationship with people of different skin color, ethnic origin, or culture than your own? 
  • What's your relationship with what you believe to be your purpose in life? 
  • What's your relationship with prayer? With scripture? With worship and the sacraments? With the reality of your own sin?

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