Adrian Chatfield writes: The development of Lent is something of a mystery, and scholars are divided on its origins. We know, however, what we have now: a 40 day period of fasting, reflection and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. So let’s think of Lent as a series of spiritual exercises which help us to grow as fit, faithful, disciples, grouped around several themes.
Adrian continues his article entitled ‘Making good use of the season of Lent’ by unpacking three themes or approaches to Lent which he calls:
- preparation for baptism (or, perhaps, revisiting your baptism),
- following Jesus, and
- the disciplines of life.
He lays out a series of ideas from which you can choose. You can read the full article on the Simeon Centre blog here.