Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent
Wondrous Encounters is Richard Rohr's collection of meditations for Lent. Written not for the sake of mere information, or even for academia (although the author hopes they will satisfy both), their intent is nothing less than a transformation into our original "image and likeness," which is the very image of God. What always and finally matters for all of us is encounter.
Father Rohr begins each meditation with a single title or phrase that sums up the point. Then he offers the meditation followed by key passages from the readings. He ends each meditation with a Starter Prayer that invites you to self-disclosure and to enter the wondrous divine dialogue with clarity, insight—and holy desire!
"There are two moments that matter. One is when you know that your one and only life is absolutely valuable and alive. The other is when you know your life, as presently lived, is entirely pointless and empty. You need both of them to keep you going in the right direction. Lent is about both. The first such moment gives you energy and joy by connecting you with your ultimate Source and Ground. The second gives you limits and boundaries, and a proper humility, so you keep seeking the Source and Ground and not just your small self." —From the Introduction
Wondrous Encounters is not linked to a specific lectionary cycle and may be enjoyed each and every year.
Paperback, 128 pages