Where do you meet Jesus? The beginning of our Ash Wednesday liturgy explains that part of observing a holy Lent is to remember Jesus’ gospel of “pardon and absolution.” Yet Lent is not about confession and repentance as punishment but as a profound, grace-filled unburdening so that we might encounter the living Christ in all. When we go out, when we choose a commitment to sacred works of mercy, we set aside our notions of “otherness” and choose Christ, meeting him right where he tells us he will be—in the hungry and thirsty, the stranger and the naked, the sick and the prisoner.
If you are looking to tap into a more meaningful and prayerful Lent, consider attending St. Patrick’s Lenten Path group. Guided by Forward Movement, this group will meet weekly to discuss suggested readings, pray, and mindfully move through Lent as a small faith community.
The books which will be used for this journey are The Social Justice Bible Challenge: A 40 Day Bible Challenge by Marek Zabriskie ($12.94 paperback or $9.99 Kindle version) and Meeting Jesus on the Margins: A Meditation on Matthew 25 by Bo Cox, Allison Duval, and Hugo Olaiz ($10.63 paperback or $4.99 Kindle version). Both can be purchased through Amazon. Scholarships available for these materials.
Tentative meeting times would be Tuesday from 7-8 pm or Saturday from 9-10 am depending on preference of interested parties.
If you are interested in meeting weekly with others to walk this path together, please contact Jamie Beck at 843-5740 or e-mail St. Pat’s