I recently tried to start my car, but it was completely dead. There was no clicking noise, no sputtering, no flickering lights, nothing. My battery was completely dead. I still haven’t figured out what caused it, so if you see me on the side of the road, pull over. Thanks to jumper cables, the car did come back to life. Don’t worry, I’m not making a resurrection comparison here.
Instead, it got me thinking about our spiritual batteries wearing down. Hopefully we won’t find that we are completely out of power, but we do need to rest and renew. Finding balance is essential, as is intentionally seeking silence, prayer, and worship. As we move through February toward Lent, I invite you to try some different prayer practices. One of my favorite resources is Richard Rohr and the Center for Action and Contemplation, https://cac.org/