Lent is walking on a journey with your faith community to become closer to God. Lent calls us to faith practices to deepen our prayer life and our study of Scripture.
There are the traditional three faith practices that Christians since ancient times have used to prepare their hearts for Easter: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. There are also options like daily solitude, reflection or reading books on topics related to faith and spirituality. And more!
Lent is a time to take inventory of how we live our lives, and also, to repent of our sins. This doesn’t mean we should beat ourselves up for our shortcomings, though that is a temptation. I would say, don’t focus on your mistakes; focus on where we draw our hope.
Finally, a quote from the late Episcopal theologian Robert Farrar Capon: “…live not in fear of mistakes but in the knowledge that no mistake can hold a candle to the Love that draws us home.”
This message is excerpted from “Drawn home” by Kate Sprutta Elliott from the February 26, 2015, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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