For Lent this year, I want to do a series that weaves together the “story” of Peter with the “story” of Mary. The two of them, so I hope to show, struggle with the Cross and it is that “story” that can get us all ready for Lent. I will, of course, base this series on The Real Mary and, less so, on Jesus Creed‘s chapter about Peter.
Lent begins on February 21 (Ash Wednesday) this year. That’ll be the day for our first post.
I am persuaded that Mary is more than a Christmas character, and if we are serious about developing a Protestant understanding of Mary, we will have to learn to integrate Mary into more than the Christmas story. Here’s a recent interview I did on Mary for WiredParish.