I hope you found our parish Lenten discipline of writing down each week what God said to you at Mass helpful – I know I did, as did parishioners who spoke to me about it. The Parish Council (which originated the idea) and I hope it won’t end with Easter. Here are some ideas for keeping it going:
First, simply keep doing the simple things that work:
Second, here are a few ideas if you found the Lenten practice helpful and would like to take another step:
The word “disciple” itself describes the work we do in order to become a more effective follower of Jesus: We follow a discipline of listening to, and learning from, Him. That takes work: work to prepare to hear, work to listen, and work not to forget.
If you haven’t been using the discipline of writing for Lent, I encourage you to get started; the first four steps above are all the direction you need. If you have, and have found it useful, please continue and, if you think you’re ready, take another step. Until next week, peace.
A request: If you’ve been using the notebook and would like to help others to get started, I invite you to send me your jottings; I’ll publish some as examples (without names attached, of course). You can drop off notes to me at the parish office, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.