Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lenton Challenge:
For those of you who want to grow in your faith and like a good challenge, I have created a Lenton challenge just for you!  In fact, I have created three challenges so you can find one that works best for where you are in your faith.  Lent begins on March 5th and continues for 40 days (not including Sundays) until Easter on April 20.  In March, we will include in the newsletter a daily list of scripture passages to read and reflect on the gospel of Luke.  The challenges are as follows:

Lenton Challenge Lite: Read a portion of Luke daily during Lent.  Reflect on the passage, journal a few words about the passage and offer a prayer.

Lenton Challenge: In addition to the reading in the Lenton Challenge Lite, give up one comfort for the entire time of Lent.  What is a comfort?  It can be anything you choose from a food item, drink item, or something else like a favorite scarf or electronic device. The point is to take a break from a comfort item so you might be able to understand what it is like to go without something like most of the world.  I am not recommending nor supporting giving up anything vital to your health, but rather things that most of the world lives without.  

Lenton Challenge Extreme: In addition to the previous two challenges, you are also challenged to do a random act of kindness every day.  A random act of kindness can be just about anything so long as it positively benefits someone else.