Monday, March 21, 2011

Lenten Struggle.

After an earlier claim (boast?) that I was looking forward to Lent, it appears that my Lenten journey this year hasn't been as worthwhile as it should be. No need to go into details....I'm just not progressing as I should.

One thing I will talk about, however, is my plan to read both volumes of Pope Benedict's "Jesus of Nazareth" during Lent. I had read excerpts of the most recent - Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection- and have been looking forward to reading it in it's entirety.

My schedule has been hectic and I'm nearly finished with the first volume; I'm having difficulties with it. Maybe it's me - in fact, I'm sure it is - but reading this book has been a struggle. As much as I enjoyed reading the excerpts from the second volume online, I may not have purchased the book had I read the first volume earlier.

I'll end up re-reading this book. Perhaps I'll "get it" on the second go 'round.

2 comments:

Al said...

I found that Papa B's books on Jesus are best served up in small doses to meditate on.

Robert said...

I'm sure you're right.