What does it mean to walk in Sandals of Hope, this Lent and Easter Season, in a culture that has all but forsaken centering hope in God? I believe one response is the Stance of Reverence – to experience God’s glory, wisdom and justice and to respond: to live lives of holiness, of ongoing worship of the one who created us. What does Reverence look like in our world today and what meaning can it possibly bring to the vast array of challenges that bombard our world? And what does it mean to ‘be reverent’ – to take this ‘stance’ rather than to act ‘reverently’ in moments here and there? Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister has spoken recently with Oprah of becoming a prayer with our lives rather than praying, and I think the movement of reverence fits within this way of being. Reverence, like prayer, shouldn’t happen only during Liturgy of the Hours, Adoration or Sunday Worship, although it should there too, but in every moment that we walk in faith. To walk with Sandals of Hope is to live life reverently – to take the challenge of turning reverent moments into reverent lives. To put on sandals of hope and walk in the glory of God’s presence. On Saturday, March 21st I will be leading a retreat on just these questions. I invite you to consider joining me at Benet Hill Monastery to look at this important remedy to hopelessness and apathy. Bring along your bibles and a journal, and a sandal for the prayer table. Let us look at our Lenten Journey through the eyes of the Easter Resurrection. I hope to see you there for a blessed time! If you cannot be with us in person, I am offering an online option that begins the next week .
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