2022 Lent Devotional

Making the Road: Walking Through Lent

These devotions are based on the Spanish poet Antonio Machado’s poem, “Walker.” Machado writes: “Walker, there is no road, the road is made by walking.”

Machado’s poem resonates because it feels as if there is no road in front of us. The soil of our well-worn Lenten path has been overturned by the pandemic. If we want to follow Christ this Lent, we’ll need to prepare the way and make the road. We’ll need to rethink and recreate our Lenten practices.