Pastor’s Corner: A Better Lenten Devotional

Pastor’s Corner: February 6, 2019

Lent is coming!

Pastors in many places would then add: “Look busy!”

I had thought more people would be interested in contributing to a devotional resource for Lent than have actually stepped forward. In fact, nobody has made that commitment. Quite a few have asked questions, and one or two have offered to help edit, but without contributions, those editors won’t have much to do.

So here’s my plan:

I very much want to offer this congregation a new Lenten devotional, one more aware of our setting, situation, and concerns than most coming from large publishers. We will have one, even if I do all the writing myself. I enjoy that work, and I think I do it well enough to be useful.

That said, every piece that I don’t write, every photograph I haven’t taken, every poem I haven’t scribed, every song I haven’t composed, every story I haven’t told, will make this better. We’ll have different perspectives, additional wisdom, and a harmony of voices.

The theme will be: Open the Heart. See where that takes you. See what memories it evokes. Seek what inspiration it provokes.

If you like, I can offer you a word or phrase or Scripture verse as a starting point.

I want us to have a Lenten devotional that speaks from us and speaks to us. We’ll have one.

You can make it better.

With aloha,

Pastor Eric

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