A previous Lenten teaching asserts that climate change is a religious issue for Christians and Jews, as well as an environmental one, because some of its effects are contrary to biblical teachings. That is, since our actions (e.g., the burning of fossil fuels which sends greenhouse gases into the atmosphere) result in climate change, we… Continue Reading→
The Lenten period affords Christians the opportunity to connect with the period when Jesus withdrew into the desert and fasted for 40 days and nights, and then resisted three temptations of the devil (Matt. 4: 1-11). It is a period of reflection, ideally at times in solitude, that might now include considering whether the devil… Continue Reading→
As we continue through our Lenten journey, may we clearly see the message of the cross as the outstretched arms of God, reaching for us in love.
In the second week of Lent, Bishop Ward recounts the admonition from Jesus to deny ourselves and take up the cross. She highlights ways we practice self-denial.
Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday on February 14. Lent is a time of soul-searching, self-examination, and repentance which prepares us to receive the grace and hope Christ gives through his death and resurrection. As you walk through the 40 days of Lent, we invite you to join us in sharing a daily Lenten Reflection. A reflection… Continue Reading→