As seekers and Christians (and even some Muslims who stand in solidarity with Christians–see link below–celebrate Lent, starting the pilgrimage of 40 days, I offer this invitation for reflection.
You, darkness, of whom I am born –
I love you more than the flame
that limits the world
to the circle it illumines
and excludes all the rest.
But the darkness embraces everything:
shapes and shadows, creatures and me,
people, nations–just as they are.
It lets me imagine
a great presence stirring beside me.
I believe in the night.
Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems
http://ift.tt/17mwDiL Inspiring article about muslims who have started to observe Lent in solidarity with Christians…the article mentions also some Christians who fasted during Ramadan as a gesture of unity.