Spring Into Lent: Weekly Message for 02-16-16

Dear Digital Pilgrims, pax Christi:

The word “Lent” comes from an Old English word that means “Spring.”  With that in mind, I am glad to tell you about a new book that I have just published called Spring Meditations. 

It’s a new kind of book for me, for two reasons.  First, I wrote it thinking about people who are not used to praying, people whose spiritual lives have dwindled or gone into hibernation, for some reason.  This book is something that can help jumpstart some self-reflection and, I hope, a renewed interest in spiritual things.

Second, instead of focusing on biblical passages and Church doctrine, this book uses characteristics of the natural season of spring as its jumping off point.  It’s the first in a series of four books that will do the same thing for each of the four seasons of the year.  By reflecting on the lessons that God has built into the natural seasons, I try to focus on basic human values that everyone can relate to.  Then I share some personal anecdotes about how I have experienced those values.  And only at the end of each short chapter (there are only twelve chapters in the book) do I tie the values into Christian revelation. 

If you have enjoyed some of our other books and products, you will surely enjoy this new book.  And if you happen to know someone whose faith has gone cold, or someone who has simply never had the chance to develop a spiritual life, this could be a great way to help open them up to a brand new world – not a bad thing to do during Lent.  You can find more information HERE.

I also want to thank all of you for your continued prayers and support.  Without them, we couldn’t continue with our mission of evangelizing the digital continent.  Keep counting on our prayers.

God bless you and keep you. 

Fr John Bartunek, LC

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