This Sunday VTS will send an email with a Lenten meditation from the Rt. Rev. James Mathes, associate dean of students. Jim is participating in our Lenten Meditations series, curated and organized by Institutional Advancement and Communications. Lent provides us space to prepare our minds and hearts as we walk toward resurrection and the renewal of our baptismal covenant. It is a time for reflection that can pull us into silence and provide us rest from the myriad distractions of this world.
Because the thoughts and words of others can be helpful in our Lenten practices, Virginia Theological Seminary is sharing Lenten meditations from many VTS “voices." We began with Ash Wednesday and are continuing weekly throughout the Lenten Season, culminating in daily offerings during the Triduum and on Easter Sunday. In addition to Jim, participants include VTS colleagues, students, alumni, and members of our board, including myself; Lisa Kimball, Ph.D.; Mitzi Budde, D.Min.; the Rev. Judy Fentress-Williams, Ph.D.; the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija; Jared Grant '20; Suresh Shanthakumar '20; Alumni Association Executive Council president, the Rev. Ginny Wilder '12; and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Rev. Phoebe Roaf '08.
We live life at such a pace that often we fail to be reflective or thoughtful about living. The gift of Lent is a pause in our frantic, treadmill existence. I invite you to take the pause and see where the holy spirit leads you. To be included, please click here to receive these meditations.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President