Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Dust of the Rabbi: A Journey With Jesus Through Lent

I spent most of today getting everything prepared for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent tomorrow. The booklet above is one that I created back in 2020 and I've updated it and used it every year since. Following the readings as set forth by The Lectionary, The Dust of the Rabbi is a forty-day journey with Jesus using the practice of Lectio Divina to focus on select passages of scripture that will grow your faith and devotion during the Lenten season.

But before you decide to download it, there are a few things I want to make you aware of. There are some days when the readings are taken from Deuterocanonical Books, also known as The Apophryca. To aid me in my growth and understanding of the spiritual practices, I recently purchased  The Life With God Bible. I did quite a bit of research before deciding which edition to buy, and in the end, I went with the one that includes the Deuterocanonical Books. I have a lot of faith in the people who contributed to this version, and since I've never owned a Bible that they were included in, I decided I wanted to read them and form my own opinion. That being said, on the days that those books are referenced, there are at least two other verses included as well, so if you're not comfortable with these books, or you don't own a bible that includes them, just skip over them.

I'm including a link below if you're interested in downloading a copy. It's obviously more than 40 pages long, so if you don't want to use the ink to print it out, you could easily save it to your computer and reflect on the readings in a journal, which is what I'm going to do this year. I realize I'm posting this at the eleventh hour, but better later than never, I suppose. It wasn't originally my intention to share it because I wasn't sure I would have the time to update the dates and the readings for this year's lectionary. But once I decided I wanted to use it again this year, sharing it here was easy!

I hope you'll enjoy it and I sincerely hope there are not any errors. Being a larger publication it's hard to find every mistake, even with the technology we have to guide us. I sincerely think it's all correct. Most of the problems I had were with the formatting, graphics being naughty, and moving around in the document. But in the end, it all lined up and I'm really rather happy with it. I hope that it will prove a valuable resource to a few of you, and if you do decide to use it, please let me know if you like it. There's always room for improvement!

May you walk so closely with Jesus, your Rabbi, in this season, that you are covered by the dust from his feet.


A Journey With Jesus Through Lent


Everydaythings said...

Your journey through Lent is absolutely brilliant. I added a few bits and pages of my own and now have a fantastic workbook to follow through Lent. I spent a few hours on it yesterday, its such an invaluable tool.
Thanks for sharing Kimberley.

Kimberly Lottman said...

Everydaythings, I am SO HAPPY to hear that you are enjoying it! I would be interested in knowing what you added, in case those pages are more personal, so that I can improve on it next year! - Kim

Kimberly Lottman said...

I meant "unless" those pages are more personal. :)

Everydaythings said...

I find it hard to post here in comments with my android, but if you have an email im more than happy to share all the other ideas and bits ive put together

Kimberly Lottman said...

Everydaythings, you can reach me at kalexlott@gmail.com. :)

Everydaythings said...

I sent 2 emails, hope you got them ok!

Kimberly Lottman said...

Everydaythings, I don't see anyting? :( Do you mind trying one more time? :)