What do you do with intentionality during Lent?
Lent is a season set apart for reflection, fasting, and repentance. During these 40+ days of intentional deprivation, we are invited to grow deeper in trust. This is a season to prepare ourselves for those times in life where we are intimately aware that we lack something essential. Our tendency is to resist these seasons of loss, but during Lent we are invited to do something radical: we are invited to welcome them. Instead of denying, resisting, or rebelling against our losses, in Lent, we practice accepting them, even welcoming them. When we do, God can accomplish tremendous transformation and growth in our spiritual lives.
This Lent, I am facilitating a group to help us navigate this transformational process. We will gather each Sunday evening for prayerful reflection over zoom in order to discuss the daily devotional book, Trusting God in the Wilderness. If you’re considering the group, here are the expectations for your participation:
1) Prayerfully read through the daily devotionals (2-3 pages) throughout Lent. They are short, but they end with a question for reflection and a prayer. If possible, give yourself a few minutes each day to sit with these questions. Lent, and the corresponding devotional, begins on Ash Wednesday, which is Wednesday, March 2.
2) Log on each Sunday evening to the group zoom call for about 90 minutes. There will be space to share what you are noticing and listen to others share. The first Sunday will be 3/6 and we will meet every Sunday at 8pm CST through 4/10. Our final gathering will be on 4/16, the Saturday evening before Easter.
You can register by completing this online form.