Welcome to the Cathedral Church of St. Georgein Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Very Reverend
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.”
Psalm 51, verse 10
This is a good verse to reflect on during Lent. It reminds us that we are trying to be open to God changing our hearts and filling us with God’s holiness. Lent is a season of penitence and reflection leading up to Easter. During this time, many people practice self-denial, fasting and increased prayer, study and giving. There are lots of ideas and options on the web for keeping a holy Lent. Below are a few.
It can become a matter of personal pride that we have taken on a particular Lenten project unless we keep in mind the goal of letting God transform and renew us. The forty days of Lent mirror the time Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness, his struggle with the vocation he had as the Messiah of God, and on the sacrifice he was being called to make on the cross.
Let’s give ourselves the space during Lent to sit in God’s presence and let God work on us and fill us with God’s priorities.
http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/40-ideas-for-lent-2014, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2012/02/house-for-all-sinners-and-saints-40-ideas-for-keeping-a-holy-lent/, http://bustedhalo.com/features/fast-pray-give-2014