Lent begins on Wednesday March 5th. I’ll no doubt be eating a couple of these delicious morsels on Tuesday…It’s tough being Polish
On a more serious note. I want to encourage you to consider how you can use Lent to prepare your heart and mind for Easter. That’s really the goal of Lent. Sometimes that gets lost in the “what are you giving up for Lent” conversation. If the giving something up is a problem for you…then don’t do it. If that’s a helpful way for you to engage spiritually, then by all means, do it. While I believe tradition can have a powerful place in our faith, I realize it can be a roadblock for some of us. But, lets not throw the baby out with the bathwater. I would challenge you to consider how you can use these weeks leading up to Easter to draw near to God.
Here are 2 great resources I would suggest;
1 - Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross edited by Nancy Guthrie
This book is a compilation of 25 excerpts from the writings and sermons of great Bible teachers. It’s an excellent resource to help you focus on the cross of Christ.
2 – The Lent Experience.
An interactive and customizable resource for the Lent newbie and veteran alike. Lots of great information at the link above.
Whatever you chose to do, I hope you’ll make the most out of these weeks leading into Easter.