LENT has arrived!
Forty days meditating and fasting in the wilderness left HIM hungry. The Not so Nice One turned hunger into opportunity and tried to tempt and persuade on three occasions. Each temptation met rejection. Each persuasion met rejection.
Every year at this time within churches around the world, this passage from the Gospels is read and discussed. This year while figuring out what Lent means to me and how I plan to celebrate, three words, Contemplation, Action and Resolve have settled into mi alma and are now my personal goals for LENT. Supposedly, LENT represents doing without or giving up, a sacrifice of some kind, but it also represents a chance to deepen our faith, study scriptures, discuss, argue, about our faith, our church, goals and most importantly acknowledging spirituality within and amongst each other.
Contemplation-Meditating on scriptures, mindfulness and fasting (no alcohol, fish on Fridays)
Action-to give more of what I can which is volunteering and to put into practice the Four Agreements
Resolve– what was experienced after 40 days, what stays, what goes…
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