Lent is only 2 weeks away and it is time to get ready. There is still time to contribute to the Lenten reflection series Easter is Coming What Do We Hunger and Thirst For?
There are other ways too that you might like to join us during Lent. Here are some ideas that come from the MSA Lenten Guide.
- Join the $2/challenge and cut your food budget to $2/person per day for a week or for the entire season of Lent. Give the money you save to your favourite charity
- Check out your eco-footprint and plan to cut your consumption by 20% throughout the season of Lent.
- Do Justice for Lent – . Use the Steps of Justice Prayer Guide to educate yourself about the injustices of our world and prayerfully make decisions that will engage these challenges. Those living in the land down under might like to participate in the Lent Event a rapidly growing community movement of action and reflection around the issues of extreme poverty.
- Connect to the global church in your own neighbourhood. Visit churches and community events of other traditions and cultural perspectives. Spend time learning about the ethnic diversity of your community and explore ways to interact with other nationalities.
- Keep a gratitude journal. The children of Israel grumbled in the desert and so often missed the profound ways in which God was liberating them. Keeping a gratitude journal focuses us on what God is doing and opens our eyes to the new things that are happening.
Here are some ideas I have posted in previous years, but I would love to add to this list so please send me your suggestions.
The Lenten resources at textweek.com as usual form one of the most comprehensive resource lists available.
In New Zealand Bosco Peters always has good resources listed
And from South Africa John Van deLaar at Sacredise is worth checking out
Work of the People has produced some great Lenten studies, reflections & video resources this year too.
And if you are looking for daily scriptures during Lent check out:
The Episcopal church has added some great resources in 2012 that you can check out through this post on More Resources for Lent 2012