Planting the Kernel
Feeding the Soil
Take this opportunity to explore what spiritual practices open you up to following the call of God in your life. Here are some suggestions on how you might do this.
Read books that talk about practices to deepen one’s faith with God.
- Who’s Got time?: Spirituality for a Busy Generation
- Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation
- Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self
Explore the website Spiritual Practice. This website on spirituality enables visitors to find what they are looking for. With an immense library of practices, this website was created to celebrate and support the multitude of spiritual paths people journey on.
LIVE WITH NEW EYES
Easter means to live with a sense of newness. Just as the return of spring lifts our spirits and makes us feel like the whole world is new, the Resurrection of Jesus makes “all things new.” (Rev. 21:5) The Easter spirit is a spirit of renewal that enables us to show up at work with a positive attitude, to renew relationships that have been taken for granted, and to express appreciation and affection to those closest to us. It means to see the world through new eyes—God´s eyes.
We can use these 50 days to cultivate an Easter spirit that enables us to be truly Christian: embracing joy, living without fear, and seeing the world again—as if for the first time.
Go for a walk and notice what is happening around you. Notice what you see, what you smell, what you hear. Write it down or take a picture of the beauty you see.
Take a moment to be still. Turn off all your electronics and just breath for one minute. Become aware of what is happening around you. Give thanks to God for your breath.
Note your fears. What fears do you have? Take a moment to write down a fear you are experiencing onto a piece of paper. Hold the paper in your hand and lift that fear to God. When you are ready, tear the piece of paper up reminding yourself that Jesus’ resurrection gives us the confidence to overcome our fears and doubts.