Yesterday I ate pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and we had three sittings at church so the most people could attend safely! I opted for the breakfast one – pancakes to start the day, what’s not to like?
Today Lent begins, I always adopt some sort of discipline for the period of Lent, either giving up or taking up, and perhaps reading a book reflectively and mindfully. So what am I going to do?
I know this will sound like a bit of a cop out to some but I am going to give up all chocolate apart from 70% plus dark chocolate which is fairly traded. That is what feels like a sacrifice but one which is achievable, I don’t want to set myself up to fail, that isn’t helpful. I also think that we all need to do what feels right to us and not worry about what others think – something I was advised to give up for Lent on Monday!
I am taking up Muddy Church’s 40 moments – an opportunity to be mindful and focus on something outside of myself and be outdoors – you can download the resource here:
I am going to read the book I am Bonhoeffer A Credible Life by Paul Barz, a novel about Bonhoeffer’s life which seems very apt in this season. I have read a lot of Bonhoeffer’s writing both academic and more popular but want to reconnect with his story.
I am writing this to be accountable. If you find a season of adopting particular practices helpful then why not consider what you might do for Lent this year?