“O God! If I worship You for fear of Hell, burn me in Hell,
and if I worship You in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise.
But if I worship You for Your Own sake, grudge me not Your everlasting Beauty.”
(Rabia al Basri, Sufi mystic)
This Lent, consider the forty-day journey as an experiment in adoration. Seek not what God can do to or through you; seek God himself.
If you seek God in the wilderness–away from everyday distractions, painkillers, and noise, who might God reveal himself to be this Lent?