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I think it's appropriate during Holy Week to take time to read and reflect on spiritual matters, including love, sacrifice and blessings. One book I've found to help me along my spiritual journey is God's Three Step Plan: A Celebration of Micah 6:8, written by David Lee Kirkland.
God's Three Step Plan, published by High Hill Press, explores the Biblical passage Micah 6:8, Micah of Moresheth, an Old Testament prophet.
First, a few words about the author. David Lee Kirkland ,"Kirk" to some of his friends, is an avid traveler and writer. He is also a Knights Templar, a father and a grandfather. He's neither a priest nor a prophet, but a layperson who, like many of us, is interested in leading a just life and becoming closer to God.
Kirkland's slim volume draws from the meaning of Micah, and is complemented with quotes and writings from the wisdom of saints and sages, including: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Adin Steinsaltz, The Daili Lama, Brother Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hahn, Origen, Father Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Chafetz Chaim, The Rebbe Menachem Schneerson, and Maimonides.
In God's Three Step Plan, Kirkland gently challenges the reader, no matter what one's faith or belief system, to pick a date in the future to take a spiritual quest and follow Micah: to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God.
Good advice during Holy Week, and any other time of the year.