The stars of my Variable Star quilt are made of a wide array of fabrics, everything from florals to dachshunds to paisleys. This scrap quilt is a generous queen size, so in order to make it fit our bed just right, my husband and I know that when that wild red floral print star is in the bottom corner of the bed, the rest of the quilt will hang just right.
When I was making up the bed the other morning, it struck me that Lenten disciplines are a bit like that wild red floral print star. When you engage in Lenten disciplines—prayer, fasting, almsgiving, self-reflection—the rest of your life falls right into place. Your priorities are set in motion, you achieve balance in your life and your relationship with God is realigned.
This message is adapted from a Women of the ELCA blog post by Linda Post Bushkofsky. Today through Saturday, Women of the ELCA begins its Pivot Don’t Panic online meeting with synodical women’s organization leaders. Please pray for a productive and informative meeting.