Lent for the UU family

Hello!  Today is the first day of lent.  Lent is a 40 day (sans Sundays) observance and preparation for Christians that occurs just before Easter. Those who observe lent, often focus on the three pillars of lent, prayer, fasting, and alms giving.  Traci Smith has some great ideas in her new book, Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

So what would be an appropriate way for UUs to stand with our Christian brothers and sisters?

The editor of UU World, Christopher L. Walton, suggests looking at the ideas presented by three Unitarian Universalists—Mr. Barb Greve, Karen Bellavance-Grace, and Alex Kapitan.  A few years ago they put together a simple spiritual practice for UUs to try during Lent. The information is a few years out of date but the concepts are great.

WORDS FOR THIS WEEK ARE:

WEDNESDAY MARCH 6: mindfulness

THURSDAY MARCH 7: devotion

FRIDAY MARCH 8: quiet

SATURDAY MARCH 9: humility

SUNDAY MARCH 10: love

MONDAY MARCH 11: difference

TUESDAY MARCH 12: joy

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13: curiosity

THURSDAY MARCH 14: fear

FRIDAY MARCH 15: suffering

SATURDAY MARCH 16: prayer

SUNDAY MARCH 17: justice

MONDAY MARCH 18: gratitude

TUESDAY MARCH 19: creativity

Let me know if you decide to participate. I would love to hear feedback and see your photos!

My best to you with many blessings,

Amy

re@beaconuu.com