The Episcopal Church has a number of resources to mark the season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. The resources are gathered under the title Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent.
“The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life.
“Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption. Videos, adult forum curriculum, calendar, publicity materials, and quiet day curriculum are available in English, Spanish, and French,” according to a message on the Episcopal Church Lenten Resources site.
Among the resources, the United Thank Offering is suggesting a 40-day Lenten gratitude challenge, which consists of a daily text message, prompting the user to notice small things in daily life that might not be otherwise noticed. More information is available here. On the same web page, UTO has Lenten resources for children.
A Lenten curriculum organized around the four sections of the Becoming Beloved Community labyrinth (telling the truth, repairing the breach, practicing the way, proclaiming the dream) can help small groups or congregations engage in racial reconciliation and reflect on Jesus’ coming among humanity. It is available in English, Spanish, and French.
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