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Divine Friendship

Reflections for Lent

Trevor Hudson, Russell Pollitt SJ, Anthony Egan SJ • October 2018

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Many of us spend our lives searching for something to satisfy our deepest longings. Yet we will never find complete satisfaction in human relationships, possessions, or personal power. As Saint Augustine wrote, "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you [God]."

Lent offers us the opportunity to deepen our friendship with God. The idea of being friends with God may intimidate some, but the authors of this book provide practical tips for developing a closer relationship with God. Set aside at least 15 to 20 minutes each day to spend with God, the introduction suggests. Read the scripture texts and reflections, and pay attention to what they evoke in you. Then talk to God about your thoughts and feelings just as you would to your best friend.

During Lent Jesus invites us to spend time with him and to renew our friendship with him. This encouraging book reminds us that we are beloved children of a God who deeply desires friendship with us. The meditations help us realize that through friendship with God, we will satisfy our hearts' yearnings.


Categories: Devotional, Lent
Trevor Hudson is a Methodist minister, pastoral therapist, and retreat leader in Benoni, South Africa. He is the author of several books, including Hope Beyond Your Tears, The Serenity Prayer, One Day at a Time, and A Mile in My Shoes. Hudson travels widely to conduct conferences, workshops, and retreats. Ministro metodista, terapeuta pastoral y líder de retiros en Benoni, Sudáfrica. Autor de múltiples libros, entre ellos; Hope Beyond Your Tears, The Serenity Prayer, One Day at Time y A Mile in My Shoes. Hudson viaja frecuentemente para realizar conferencias, talleres y retiros.

Russell Pollitt is a Jesuit priest and currently director of the Jesuit Institute South Africa. He does commentary and analysis on the Catholic Church and the socio-political situation in South Africa. He writes for South Africa’s online newspaper, Daily Maverick. He is interested in media and communications and how technology affects spirituality.

Anthony Egan is a Jesuit priest on the staff of the Jesuit Institute. He does theological and political analysis. He also teaches part-time at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the University of the Witwatersrand and assists at the chaplaincy to university students. He has been published extensively in books and journals around the world and is well known for his acute commentary on theological and social issues in South Africa.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1796-7

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1797-4

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1798-1

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: 20181001

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 0.277 in (d)

Page Count: 128

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Holidays / Easter & Lent

BISAC1: REL034030

BISAC2: REL012020

BISAC3: REL012120