• Gordon MacLellan

a thought for Lent

snowdrops herald the end of winter

Lent: 26th February - April 9th 2020

The season of Lent calls for deep thought from Christians of all denominations. You may not choose to give up as much as medieval monks or cloistered monks, but Christians still take time to reflect and think on luxury, necessity, surviving with little and thinking again about reaching out to help those who have less.

crocuses bring colour as the season changes

Celebration:Earth! hopes people entering Lent in this year of dramatic environmental action to reflect on their relationship with nature and, to help, we have a study pack has been designed to offer churches and church organisations suggestions for reflection on our place within the whole of God’s Creation and to celebrate the hope that comes from engaging deeply with our faiths and with the rest of Nature.

"Finding Hope For The Whole Of Creation" draws upon key documents from the Orthodox Church, from the Pope’s environmental encyclical Laudato Si, from World Council of Churches materials and from the personal experience of its writer, Martin Palmer, who has worked with the major faiths and Christian traditions worldwide for over thirty years. Its heart is the Bible and Christian tradition down the centuries.

While the pack is aimed at organisations, we trust that individuals will find it interesting and rewarding, offering lessons for personal meditation. Teachers might turn to the pack as well for suggestions for lessons, adapting ideas aimed at church congregations to sessions for younger people

Follow this link to the Finding Hope page and download your own copy of Finding Hope For The Whole Of Creation

If you do use this, we’d love to hear how you used these lessons and how they were received

Email us: admin@celebrationearth.org

watch for primroses at the end of Lent

Photo credits:

Snowdrops, Primroses: Gordon MacLellan

Crocuses: Sara Fletcher

with many thanks!

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