Lenten booklet from Anglican Overseas Aid
Free Lenten Reflection booklet
Following the demand for last year’s Toward Easter: A Lenten Reflection, Anglican Overseas Aid has produced a new Lenten booklet for this year.
Ideal as a personal reflection, small group study guide, or whole of church resource, this booklet is once again free to any person or church that requests them.
People often talk of ‘giving something up for Lent’ which is a part of its rich tradition of self-sacrifice and doing without. While there are many aspects of Christian discipleship that do involve a turning away or self-denial, our discipleship may also require a ‘turning to’ or a ‘taking up’. Some argue that this perspective will make our discipleship more sustainable.
This year we have chosen to combine these ideas. As such, our Lenten reflection is themed Giving Up, Taking Up. The booklet gives suggestions about aspects for giving up and taking up in different areas of our Christian walk. Lent is a good time to consider these areas, although our discipleship continues all year.
Anglican Overseas Aid is also translating the booklet into Mandarin Chinese.
As Lent starts on 1 March, we urge you to order your copies of the booklets from Anglican Overseas Aid as soon as possible. Please contact us on 1800 249 880 or email.