Christians have long used the season of Lent as an opportunity to take additional and intentional time for confession, reflection and spiritually enhancing practices or habits. Each week we are considering a habit, practice or discipline to incorporate into the coming week. (suggestions based on “Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us” by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun).
I was able to attend the lecture entitled “That They May Be One” based on the theme of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus found in John 17. The speaker was straightforward about obstacles to unity but in the end also hopeful for signs of unity witnessed and signs of unity to be more fully developed in our times.
Because we are not Americans this past Monday did not show up on our calendars as MLK Day as it did in theirs. That day marks the work of the Christian minister and social activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..