Lent is the season of the Christian church year from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
To observe Lent some people commit to fasting from certain foods or drink, or giving up certain pleasurable activities or habits during the 40 days before Easter.
Some people choose to do something-a service to others, a meditative or spiritual activity, a repetitive action to remind them of the season.
In this article, Scott Hubbard explains how Protestants first rejected, but now embrace Lent and offers resources on observing Lent in a new way.
Consider the days ahead as an opportunity — as one more path you might walk to focus your scattered attention, warm your heart’s affections, and meet the risen Jesus afresh.Scott Hubbard
Hans Urs von Balthasar, (1905-1988),
Swiss Roman Catholic theologian and author
A few years ago I used this devotional from Alicia Britt Chole ; you may enjoy it too. Here is an affiliate link to the paperback or Kindle versions.
sharing the HEART of health
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If we want to make the most of this annual opportunity, we’ll do more than just give something up. We’ll silence ourselves before the Sovereign who became a servant. We’ll fasten our eyes upon him as he teaches and heals and smiles and weeps — the only upright man in a world of cracked and curved impostorsScott Hubbard