With 41 days to go until we celebrate Easter we may find ourselves wondering where we are supposed to be going. If Lent is the road to the cross, how are we supposed to know what road to follow? What if we go off track and end up in the wrong area?
The simple answer, of course, is that our map is to be found in the Bible. I don’t know about you, but I think I could still end up astray. Does it matter what part of the Bible we read? Maybe there are parts that will just confuse us more than we were already confused!
At my church, and I assume at many other Christian churches, members of the congregation are given a booklet with a series of devotional readings for each day of the season. Similar books often appear during Advent. If you weren’t at church for the 1st Sunday of Lent today, perhaps you could stop by a church during the week to pick up one of these booklets. I have found, over the years, that they go a long way in leading me through the maze.