As with every Lent, I try to do something that will hopefully deepen my relationship with God, and almost every time, I somehow fall off the wagon a few weeks in. I think, perhaps, it was because I was setting my bar a little too high.
This year, I’ll be trying something different. I’m doing a devotional based on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and in that are some scriptures. Based on those scriptures, I will attempt to write some poetry every day on this blog. If I fail, I fail. But I will try.
Why poetry? Well, simply, because I figure if I try 40 times, I’ll get at least one of them to be good. I’m not the best poet. In fact, most of this will probably be bad. But this is going to be a much more personal exercise, even though I’m publishing it online. It will be an exercise for spiritual growth, but also personal growth. I have to push myself sometimes to be creative, but it’s when I am creative that I am most in tune with God.
So bear with me. This will probably be a bumpy ride. I’m already a day late, but yesterday was Ash Wednesday and I’m a pastor. So nyah. I’ll start today. Who knows, some of it might be good. Thanks for bearing with me on this exercise.