Wednesday, April 12, 2017

“Israel has a rich and embarrassing memory of the wilderness, about how Israel conducted itself in a time of danger and deficit.  The theme of wilderness is an appropriate one for Lent, for Lent is about being in thin places without resources and being driven back to the elemental reality of God, the reliability of God, and our capacity to trust God in the thin places where there are no other resources.”

–Walter Bruegemann in A Way Other Than Our Own