Midweek Blog: Lent resource

Last month I wrote about not beating ourselves up for Lent this year.  Now that we’re two weeks into the Lenten season, I hope that has held true for you.  One of the ways we can end up beating ourselves up is by thinking that if we don’t do something perfectly from the beginning we have missed our chance and might as well not even try.  This is something I am often guilty of, always waiting for the perfect time to begin and not realizing the time is always right to move toward greater love, joy, peace, patience, etc...

It’s a good thing God’s grace is new every morning and every moment.

Even though we’re two weeks into Lent, I want to offer you the “Lent at Home” resource put together by Mennonite Church USA.  It offers suggestions for scriptures and short rituals for each week of Lent as well as daily suggestions for Holy Week.  Even though you may have missed the first two weeks, it’s always a good time to find new ways to slow down and pay attention to the movement of the Spirit in our lives. 

Yes, the resource is specifically written in a way that is meant to be accessible for all ages, but don’t let that make you think it is just for kids.  And even if that were the case, as we learned a few weeks ago, we can all benefit from more childlike wisdom in our lives. 

Whether you were already in the middle of your own Lenten practice, or you decide to take this resource and run with it, or even if you can’t imagine adding one more thing to your plate, I pray that we all can experience the grace anew in each moment as we move through cycles of repent and repair.