The church season of Lent starts on Wednesday, February 10. Here’s a helpful summary:
805 more words
Originating in the fourth century of the church, the season of Lent spans 40 weekdays beginning on…
Acts 3:1 – One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer–at three in the afternoon.
When I first heard of praying the hours, I thought it sounded mystical – I assumed it was a spiritual practice associated with monastics or nuns. 313 more words
Part of walking in wisdom (verse 15) is redeeming the time (verse 16). The Greek words here are exagorazō which means “buy, buy up something or redeem and buy back.” Figuratively, this might also be translated to mean “to gain something, especially advantage or opportunity, to make the most of.” This word is joined with the word kairos, which, unlike chronos that means a “stream of time,” this word is referring to “moments or points in time.” In essence then, Paul is encouraging us to make the most of now, the present. 87 more words