Forty Days of Contentment
The beautiful mysticism of Lent is in its carrying of us outside of our own minds and into the experience of our bodies. Lent is physical, with its ashen crosses smudged onto our foreheads, its veiled crucifixes and practices of withdrawal and fasting. Throughout Lent, we live differently in the hope that we’ll begin to think differently, and in so doing, begin to experience God differently. This weekend, we’ll begin where Jesus began. By finding forty days of contentment in the wilderness… (Matthew 4:1-11)
About the Author
Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.