Saturday, 25 February 2012

Looking outwards

I enjoyed reading this take on Lent by Jane Williams. It looks at how the temptations Jesus faced in the Wilderness - the temptation to produce food, the temptation  to gain power and the temptation to be invulnerable - translated into a ministry that focused on "feeding" others, teaching powerlessness and accepting vulnerability. She suggests that,
"there is really no point at all in a Lenten discipline that isn't about reimagining the world so that it revolves less about our own desires and more about the good of all."
Lenten discipline could be seen as egotistical and the introspection of Lent as pride. Looking inwards is futile unless we look outwards as well.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the link, Sue. Jane Williams is always worth reading and pondering.