Tagged with lent

The Gift of Tears, Dorothee Sölle

The Gift of Tears, Dorothee Sölle

I have long loved this poem by Dorothee Sölle, one of the earliest and greatest German liberation/feminist theologians; this comes from her collection of poetry, fliegen lernen. It is a very appropriate poem for Lent. I couldn’t find a translation anywhere, so I made one of my own, which focuses on clarity and makes no … Continue reading

Lent Fever

Lent Fever

… it’s sweeping the nation! In the past seven days since Ash Wednesday, I’ve been struck by the explosion of lent fever on blogs and Facebook posts the world over, both private and public (like the CC and Huff Post). (I’ve also been hanging onto the edge of my seat and hoping my favorite saints … Continue reading