Dear Reader: To Give Up or Not to Give Up?
A few years ago, a friend of mine told me that she wasn’t going to give anything up for Lent that year. She felt that taking a more active approach to the season seemed more spiritually fulfilling.
10 Reasons to Fast This Lent
Fasting—in whatever form it takes—is nothing less than a participation in the transforming cross of Jesus Christ, which is the goal of every worthwhile Lenten journey. So, in defense of an ancient practice with perennial benefits, here is a list of 10 good reasons to fast this Lent.
Brother Marinus: War Hero and Selfless Monk
After saving 14,000 refugees during the Korean War, this captain turned monk is being considered for sainthood.
Echoes of Exodus
Long honored in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the account of Moses leading his people from violent, brutal oppression into freedom has played out in many ways across the centuries.