I felt led to create an interactive Lenten devotional series based on the thread of God’s justice, a thread often neglected in contemporary evangelical thought, but one that has consistently revealed the heart of God and has echoed through scripture in such places as the Sinai Covenant, the prophets and parables, and is ultimately demonstrated in the Gospels messianic portrayal of Jesus as the suffering servant messianic figure of Isaiah 53.
The rough cycle for Lent I felt led to curate is as follows:
- Mondays: a scripture reading and brief Lectio Divina
- Tuesdays: a scripture reading, short video of injustice in our time, and devotional query.
- Wednesdays: Gathering in a group for prayer, College Avenue Friends will be shooting for 7:30 PM
- Thursdays: Fast one meal to read suggested scripture and pray, short written devotional
- Fridays: Fools Challenge (a daring prayer exercise) with a social media hashtag
- Saturdays: Scripture reading and time of solitude, short devotional.
- Sundays: sermon tracing thread of justice (at College Avenue Friends), creative group or solo idea for service
We will kick this off with an informal Ash Wednesday. The instructions can be followed either in a group or as an individual, but a group is recommended. Digital means of staying connected on this journey include:
- following daily blog posts on my blog https://practicingresurrectiontogether.wordpress.com
- Joining the facebook group Lenten Journey of Justice
- Via email by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org