During Lent the Bread Line Columns will be ideas from
“A Practical Christianity” by Jane Shaw
Lent is a time for self-reflection and self-examination, and our model is Jesus, who took himself into the desert for forty days and forty nights to prepare himself spiritually and emotionally for his ministry, and for all that lay ahead of him. Secondly, it is a time for turning more consciously to God. We look at our prayer life, and the things in our lives that compete with God for our attention. We respond to our own thirst for God. Thirdly, we look outward not only at our existing relationship, but also to see what our neighbor needs, and how we can respond to Jesus’ call to serve and love.
Lent is not a spiritual marathon or a time of pointless hardship. Rather, the season of Lent offers an opportunity to create the conditions by
which we can turn more regularly and with more discipline towards an examination of ourselves, turn to God and look outward. In that sense Lent is an entirely positive season.
For the earliest converts to Christianity, the question before they were baptized and joined the Christian community was not so much “What do you believe?” as “How has your life been transformed?” The question for us during this Lent this year is—“How has your life been transformed by your faith?”
Thank You Notes
Thank you and Bread for your many hours of volunteering and helping with all. Please give my personal thanks to each of the deal souls who helped. . .
We could not have done it without you.
Way to Go Bread!!! Last Sunday we packed 225 sack lunches for the Tarrant Churches Together Rodeo Chuck Wagon. Day laborers at the stock show will have lunch without paying the exorbitant rodeo prices.