This Lent, we have each committed as individuals to make changes to our lifestyles, in order to live in ways that will enable creation to flourish. Whilst our commitments may well have an impact on those around us – our families and friends might have to eat differently, spend longer travelling or be prompted to … Continue reading An individual calling…
Wednesday 26th February – Ash Wednesday Each year, on Ash Wednesday we are called once again as individuals and communities to confession. We are called to recognise our humanity, and with it the stumbling, turning against and ignorance by which we often falter, living lives which fail to show God’s love to creation. As Jesus … Continue reading Why are we returning to Living Lent?
We’ve spent the last seven weeks taking action in our personal lives, to respond to the call for urgent change for the climate. We’ve given up meat, stopped travelling by car, rid our cupboards of plastic and only bought the essentials. On top of this, we’ve raised our voices by writing to our MPs, asking … Continue reading Living Lent: What next?
“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they ever come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create …” Isaiah 65: 17 And so we find ourselves on Easter morning. The day of life is here! With the … Continue reading He is Risen!
Today, on Maundy Thursday, we begin reflecting on the actions that led Jesus to his death. Starting in an upper room, gathered within his friends, Jesus begins to share with his closest ones the details of the next few days. As always, Jesus did not only choose to share his plans simply through words, but … Continue reading Maundy Thursday
“It’s the economy stupid” Bill Clinton campaign slogan 1992 The premise of Living Lent is that God’s creation, at least in its current form, is under threat because of our actions in destabilising the earth’s climate and ecosystems. We have been aware of our damaging effect on the environment for a long time but the … Continue reading The premise of Living Lent