So far for me this Lent, I am finding it a spiritual practice in and of itself to learn of, and pay attention to, all the many wonderful Lenten resources out there this year. It seems to be a growing movement to connect our inward spiritual disciplines to the broader world that God created and loves.
I have shared with many of you the traditional Lenten resources that I have recommended for years:
- Our own Presbyterian Environemntal Ministries “daily Lenten calendar” http://www.pcusa.org/resource/lent-2014-daily-calendar-environmental-ministries/
- Presbyterians for Earth Care’ Lenten devotionals http://presbyearthcare.blogspot.com/
- Lent 4.5 (a full curriculum program) http://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/lent45/
Recently, I have also discovered these new, helpful resources:
- 40 Days on Food Justice, edited by Rev. MargaretAnn Overstreet http://www.patheos.com/blogs/the40dayjourney/
- Four-week devotional from the Office of Public Witness http://www.pcusa.org/resource/advocacy-discipleship-people-called-witness/
- Creation Justice Ministries’ 50 days on Wilderness http://www.creationjustice.org/wilderness-act–50.html
- Creation Justice Ministries’ Carbon Fast
- Ecumenical Carbon Fast: http://macucc.org/pages/detail/2410
If you know of others, perhaps you will also share them here in the comments.
May your walk with Christ on this Lenten journey help you to grow closer to God as you also consider the depth and impact of your discipleship on both your personal faith and the world around.