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Our Lenten Series is about to begin. On Ash Wednesday (3/9) we will begin reflecting on “The Courage to Question”, a journey through our deepest doubts and hopes. This series will take us all the way to Easter on April 24th. For the next few days we will relfect on the season of Lent in the Christian community (what it is, what it means, and why we do it).
Lent is an important season in the life of the Christian Community. Traditionally, people have taken the 6 weeks leading up to Easter to prepare body, mind, and spirit for a full faith-directed life. Lent is a time to concentrate on leaving things behind: bad habits, addictions, attitudes, and guilty pleasures in order to ‘clear the way’ for better, healthier, happier living. Lent is a time to concentrate on taking new things up: good habits, better perspectives, faith disciplines, and lifelong goals. In ‘leaving behind’ and in ‘taking up’ we look forward to a life of greater freedom, a closer relationship with God and others, and the expectation of new life evidenced by the resurrection of Jesus which we celebrate at Easter.
Until Easter we will be reflecting on “The Courage to Question”, coming to grips with our deepest questions, doubts, and hopes. Instead of daily relfections (as many of us have become used to over the past year) reflections will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
In the Spirit of Lent each post will have a devotion as well as inspiring links and practices for all to enjoy as we seek a full life of faith. Enjoy!
If you can… join us at Waretown United Methodist Church 27 Bryant Road for a ‘Fearless’ message each Sunday at 9:00am or 11:00am.