Gratitude Note: For people wanting something MORE for Lent and perhaps beyond. These are seekers in the best sense of the word who are being intentional in community, meditation and contemplative prayer. We have about thirty-two people divided into four groups using Fr. Richard Rohr’s Lenten meditations in Wondrous Encounters. Each day people are reading the scripture-based meditations and spending a minimum of ten minutes in contemplative prayer. Then each group comes together for conversation, accountability and sharing. We are just completing the Second Week of Lent, but I am very pleased with the experience – for me as well as those who are on this journey together. Seeking to live from the Center of who we are in God is both worthy and challenging – listening, waiting and watching – being formed. This is much more than just studying a book – much more. I wonder if we can stay with it through Lent to Easter – and then perhaps beyond? Well, for now one moment at a time.