Yes, Lent will soon be here. It is later than last year when Ash Wednesday was on Valentine’s Day. The book, God for Us, is a collection of writings by various contemporary spiritual authors arranged for each day of Lent. One of the writers says that “Lent…is not about becoming lost in feelings of brokenness, but about cleansing the palate so that we can taste life more fully. Lent and Easter reveal the God who is for us in all of life – forour liberation, for our healing, for our wholeness.”

The book begins with an Introduc- tion by the noted writer Ronald Rolheiser, a section on feasts and fasts of Lent, and an opening chapter on Shrove Tuesday. For each day of Lent, there is a commentary on the Scriptures and a prayer to fit the readings. This is a beautifully assembled source for anyone who wants to understand the season better and for inspiration for each day.

God for Us is available in the lobby of the Parish House.