Lent is a time of renewed spiritual disciplines, turning again to God who always welcomes a deeper relationship with his beloved children.
Within our Egyptian location, we are mindful of the ancient church’s desert traditions. Throughout history, faithful Christians in Egypt have opted for the quiet spiritual disciplines of the desert.
American poet and author Kathleen Norris writes the following about desert monasticism: “A healthy ascetic discipline asks you to rejoice in these gifts of deprivation, to learn from them, and to care less for amenities than for that which replenishes from a deeper source.”
May the deeper source of hope, God’s love in Christ, dwell with you richly this season.