A faith-sharing group for Lent in Kirkcudbright
I am planning to run a faith-sharing group during Lent.
I know it feels early to be thinking of Lent, with Christmas and New Year barely over. But Lent begins on 14thFebruary, Ash Wednesday, which is less than a month away.
Lent is often portrayed as a dreary time. I discovered recently that the German for Lent is ‘fasting time’, which doesn’t sound fun at all.
But Lent is so much more inspiring than a fasting time! It’s about inner transformation and spiritual awakeningand, yes, it’s also about letting go of anything which prevents me from following the way of Jesus wholeheartedly.
The faith-sharing group will meet on Sunday afternoons from 18th February – 24th March inc. at 2-4 pm in the RC church hall in Kirkcudbright.
Framed by some reflective prayer and silence, and drawing on the spirituality of St Ignatius, I have the simple idea of each being offered a piece of Scripture, a poem, maybe an image and possibly some music on a Lenten theme to reflect on during the week. We’ll come together weekly in a safe space to talk together, share our responses and listen to and lament with each other.
If you feel this is for you, please let me know by Tuesday, 13th February when I’ll send you something for the first week. I look forward to hearing from you.