Three Lenten Themes in Action
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Historically, the three primary themes of the Lenten season have been prayer, fasting, and giving to the poor or to those in need.
Have you ever noticed the direction these acts lead? Fasting involves the individual person who fasts. It is more of an internal direction addressing one’s spirit and humility. Prayer involves the vertical direction and tuning our hearts to the Father’s heart. Giving to the poor and those in need leads us outward into the surrounding world in sharing what we've been given.
That is the call for all who follow Christ. The Lenten season has given us that opportunity to sharpen our spirits, tune our hearts to the Father’s, and reach out and share what we’ve been given in the gospel to those in need of hearing the Good News of Christ.
With this last thought in mind, who are your “Maybes” you can tell about Easter in the City? They might say “yes,” discover Christ, and be changed for eternity. And to think, all you did was tell them the time and place.