I won't be ignoring Lent, but I can't decide how to do Lent this year. A local church Lent challenge is to go deeper with God and grow in discipleship. That's a useful big umbrella idea. I have bought a Lent book, Stephen Cherry's 'Barefoot Prayers' which has a meditation a day for Lent and Easter. I have started to use that as the first meditation was for yesterday, but I only remembered that today so I am already behind. Will I continue or not?
If you are as undecided as me but have an urge to do something for Lent here are some links which may help:
What is Lent? This is a short post by Bosco Peters from New Zealand with useful links to other posts.
40 days, 40 acts of generosity is a UK based Lent challenge you can join up with.
Count Your Blessings this Lent is from Christian Aid. I've followed this in previous years and found it helpful.
Live the Challenge is an opportunity to take a fresh look at life this Lent. It is from St Albans Diocese (UK).
On the other hand if your life is too full of 'should' then giving yourself permission to do nothing for Lent might be a really good thing - or at least to do nothing for some time every day. What do you think?
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