Nullus Lectio

March 31, 2004

Lectio for Lent just isn’t happening. I wrote, “It is more important to do it than to blog about it.” But it turns out that when I did it last year and blogged about it, the blogging was an important part — blogging as spiritual discipline. I wanted to be able to post something meaningful every day. This not only created a system of accountability (“shoot, I’d better do my lectio so I can blog about it”) but it also made me wrestle more with the meditations (“what meaningful thing is speaking to me that I share?”).

Without this wrestling, my exercise has shifted to more of a “pray through the Psalms” thing. Which isn’t bad, that too is an ancient practice. But even that isn’t happening every day.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.