Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 6 – April 18, 2019), marking the beginning of the Christian tradition of the 40 days leading to Easter as a time that is full of meditation, prayer, and sacrifice. Lent is a time of devotion and a spiritual practice.
While this is not a practice that all UUs participate in, it is something from our history and something that we may wish to engage with to deepen our spiritual practices.
The question might come up, “is there a Unitarian Universalist way to practice Lent?” The answer is yes. A calendar has been created by Mr. Barb Greve and Alex Kapitan. The idea is to focus on a particular word each day during Lent and on Sundays to reflect on the word and encourage each other to enact it in our lives.
This is an opportunity to spend the Season of Lent engaged in a spiritual discipline of deep intention and appreciation of our world, our place in it, and an openness to Grace in our daily lives. Reflect on the meaning of the daily word to you. Take a photograph each day that speaks to you about the word, idea, practice, or concept. Share it on our Facebook page, Unitarian Universalist of NE Florida with the hashtag #UULent and celebrate the shared inspiration we bring to one another.”
May this intentional practice and discipline impact your daily life in ways that bring you closer to your spiritual core and offer you resiliency for life.