The season of Lent has a holy complexity. It’s a season of preparation and penitence. It’s about repentance and renewal. It can involve giving something up and taking something on. It’s about renewed spiritual practice to deepen spiritual growth. It’s about shedding habits that get in the way of spiritual growth. Some folks regard Lent as a downer. Others find in it the possibility of new life.
When we worship – hearing the Word of God in scripture, offering our prayers and gathered by Jesus in the sacrament of communion – we discover that worship leads to witness in this world; working to bring the kingdom into view, making God’s love both visible and tangible. That work will, in turn, push us (sometimes less gently than we might like) to grow: In faith, in giving, in knowledge and, through it all, in our faith and in our understanding of ourselves and one another. Then will we be led back to God and find ourselves on our knees in prayer.
This Lent, we invite you to pray, work and grow in faith, and to be renewed in your spiritual life. And we offer many ways to help you do so.