Lent, to me, is an opportunity to swim a little further, splash a little higher, dive a little deeper into the waters of baptism that washed me up on the shore at Jesus’ feet so many years ago.
The ancients have given us a classic triad of Lenten practices—prayer, fasting, almsgiving—and I find them useful guides to my own Lenten observance. What about you?
One of the things I love most about Lent is that no matter how ragged our attempts at spiritual renewal turn out to be this year, any effort is worth making. And we get to do it again next year!
The message is adapted from a March 5, 2015, Women of the ELCA blog by Audrey Novak Riley.