Lent Focus 2019: Lenten Table
Followers of Jesus know Lent as one of those seasons during which it is good to pay attention to God’s sacrifice of His Son Jesus. Traditionally, Lent is a time where we give up something, but the power of Lent isn’t just in the giving up, but also in the filling up. We give up so that we might be filled up with who God is. We give up, so that our lives might be simplified to better see the complexity of the sacrifice of Jesus. We give up so that we might turn our focus from ourselves and turn it, with greater intentionality, onto God the Father, Jesus Christ our Lord, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
This year, we want to continue to look through the lens of Preparing a Table, our theme this year, and see how hospitality focuses the season of Lent. This year we want to encourage the HC community to, yes, give up to be filled up, but also to use that as an opportunity to exercise some simple acts of love, grace, and hospitality. You might not be able to get to all of them, you might only do a couple each week, but we will be sending via social media an idea everyday of something each one of us can do this Lenten season.
Let’s celebrate together what the love of God has done and is doing in His world. If you participate, post it on social media with the hashtag #LentenTable.