I have no idea what to do for Lent. Growing up Baptist has left me ignorant about the Christian calendar in general and about Lent in particular. Probably some other things too. I've been reading Thomas Merton's "No Man is an Island" in my morning devotional, and I almost feel guilty for reading a Roman Catholic priest's writings. Okay, not really. I haven't felt guilty since 1989, but I feel like I'm supposed to feel guilty, a Baptist reading a Catholic priest for devotional thoughts.
I have read a few things--Lentin readings, calendars, stations of the cross. I am growing in my knowledge enough to see that the caricatures of Lent, like giving up chocolate for 40 days, don't do it justice.
I want to hunger and thirst for righteousness.
I want to seek God's kingdom above all things.
I want to want to know the Passion of Christ. (not a misprint; I'm not sure I want to, so I want to want to.)
God, reveal yourself to me during my Baptist Lent.