Years later, I heard of "taking on" a spiritual discipline or act of service during Lent, with the idea of forming a new habit or focus. Taking on rather than giving up seemed to be a more positive/active was of growing deeper into life with Christ.
I decided this year to take a completely different focus. I am using a book by Juliet Benner, Contemplative Vision - A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer. The book is an exercise in contemplative prayer using art. Reflections and discussion are offered on ten paintings. (There is a color copy of each painting in the center of the book.) A brief biography of each artist is given.
I am excited to take on and learn new ways of seeing - and making more space for God in my heart.
How will you make more room for God in your life during this Lenton Season?