BIG NEWS! Saffron Cross is the featured selection on Patheos Book Club April 1st through 15th.
Fred and I are grateful for the Patheos reviews and reflections of our little interfaith story. Check out the video interview with Deborah Arca, manager editor of the Progressive Christian Portal (if keep up on the Facebook page, you’ll know that *this* is the interview in which the laundry basket fiasco occurred).
You can join the Patheos conversation, too! Here’s how.
See below for an excerpt from the Lenten post I wrote for the occasion, and head on over to Patheos to read the rest!
Stronger Together: Observing an Interfaith Lent
Four years ago, I spent Shrove Tuesday eating my weight in sausage patties and golden pancakes. Then I became a vegetarian for Lent.
My first vegetarian Ash Wednesday was met with nausea and a keen sense of the 40 days until Easter breakfast casseroles. Lent was about joining Jesus in the wilderness, but it was also about surviving a season sans cheeseburgers.
During that trial, my spiritual sacrifice was connected to larger intention. I’d taken the Lenten vegetarianism pledge as an indication of commitment to my forthcoming marriage with Fred, a devout Hindu who formerly lived as a monk and had been a vegetarian for over a decade.
(Thanks for reading and sharing, y’all!)