What about Lenten Disciplines?
It seems like an odd year to give something up for Lent – “I give up all in-person social engagements and restaurant dining!” What if our fasting is focused on the “attention economy?” As Michael Goldhaber warns (about the internet), our attention is in high demand, and every moment we’re caught up, say, in our twitter feed is a moment we’re not giving attention to something else that may be more worthy of it: the people around us, some fulfilling hobby, or even prayer. Every moment we give to false narratives may be a moment we’re drawn away from the good news of God’s love for ourselves and our world. So how about a Lenten discipline of paying attention to where we’re putting our attention?
Other opportunities for Lent:
- Sunday morning Lenten worship;
- Giving towards FLC ministries and ministry partners;
- Adult Forums exploring the newness of Christianity and its story to the ancient world and ours;
- Happy Hour Books;
- Preparation for Holy Week services: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday