March 2022

We have offered a set of Lenten meditations for married couples since Lent of 2014. The normal pattern has been to list all the daily readings from the Catholic Lectionary, except the Psalm, and to reflect on either the Old Testament passage or the Gospel.

This year we are trying something new. We have again listed all the readings for each day, but we have chosen to focus on the Psalm that is part of that day’s liturgy.

The Psalms depict all the movements of our hearts and souls, all our ups and downs, our success and failures, triumphs and tragedies.
The Psalms also give us words to pray in all of life’s varied moments. The Psalms take on new and wonderful meanings in the light of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus. The Psalms give us words and songs to celebrate the new thing that God has done in Jesus, our Savior. They prepare us in a unique way to celebrate the new creation bursting into the midst of the old on Easter morning.

We are in good company when we pray the Psalms. They were inspired by the Holy Spirit, prayed by Jesus, and offered to the Father. We hope you find, as we did, that praying the Psalms is a delightful change of pace.

These Lenten meditations on the Psalms will serve as the March and April installments of Praying with the Bible as a Couple: Marriage in the Bible. We will offer a set of meditations on resurrection after Easter as the conclusion of the Old Testament portion of that study.

Blessings,
Bill Wacker
Director Emeritus
Conversation Starters and Loving Actions for you!
How do you open yourself to the tender, compassionate love of your spouse?

Do you open yourself to the tender, compassionate, merciful love of God?

Has there been a time when you looked over a scenic view and saw the glory of God in his creation?

When you have been in a difficult situation, has someone rescued you?

What "ungods" or "idols" have you rooted out of your life or marriage?

Where or when have you seen the goodness or bounty of the Lord?

March 21 is World Poetry Day. Celebrate by hosting a poetry reading date night for just yourselves, or invite other couples to attend. Read poetry out loud, or create your own unique poem describing your love for your spouse.

Volunteer at a food shelf together.

Clean out a cluttered closet together while listening to upbeat music.

Have an indoor picnic on a rainy day.

Wash dishes while singing songs from musicals.

Visit an ethnic grocery store and try new foods.

Learn how to say, "Good morning, I love you!" in a foreign language. (Buenos dias, te amo! Madainn mhath tha gaol agam ort! Góðan daginn ég elska þig! Habari za asubuhi nakupenda!)
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