Preparing for Lent
"first clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may become clean."
The season of Lent is a time of preparation and discipline. While advent prepares us for the birth of Christ, Lent is a time when we prepare ourselves for Easter, the commemoration of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.
At cession|community we observe lent as a way of spiritually realigning ourselves. One part of this to choose to Pick Up (embracing a new habit or practice) and Put Down (letting go of a habit or activity) for the 40 days of Lent.
When setting Lent goals the first thing many people often think of is: What is something that I can handle giving up for 40 days? Although this can be valuable, it doesn’t quite get to the heart of what observing Lent is all about. While giving things up can be an important part of the process, the real goal is seeing our lives transformed into a greater likeness of Christ.
Whether observing Lent is new to you, or something that is a familiar part of your own spiritual formation practice, we've designed this Lent Preparation Booklet to help you reflect on how God is shaping you in this season.