2017 LENTEN PHOTO A DAY PRACTICE
Lent, the season of the Christian Year that is typically observed as a time of simple living, prayer and fasting leading up to Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday [March 1, 2017]. But what is Lent REALLY about?
Many spend the time in self-examination and reflection as modeled by Jesus in Matthew 4: 1-11 where he prayed and fasted for 40 days before beginning his ministry.
What happened during those 40 days of fasting and praying in the wilderness? Our friends at the Upper Room say that maybe Jesus needed some time with God to sort through the major changes happening in his life. Maybe he needed a break from family, friends and his regular routine in order to see God [and himself] more clearly. Maybe he sought more time with God as he searched for direction and answers to the question that we, too have from time to time: “Who am I called to be?”
You don’t have to be a great photographer. This project is more about the practice of paying attention and being intentional, than it is using the right filter or getting the perfect shot [though we totally encourage you to get creative!]. Just share them on our Facebook wall, in the comment section for each day, or post them on your Facebook wall, Instagram or Twitter. Please remember to use hashtags #lent2017 #rethinkchurch #hollywoodumc.
Need a daily reminder? We’ll share them every morning (around 9AM PST) on our Hollywood Campus public Facebook page.
Let’s start this 40-day journey together, sharing glimpses of our lives with one another. Let this be an intentional time, even for a few minutes a day, to pause, remember and reflect.