Linda Lanam, Cleve Lisecki, and Jennifer Veech
Many give up something for Lent—chocolate, fast food, binge watching Netflix. But Lent is not a diet; Lent is a time of preparation. Instead of asking what we can “give up” for Lent, we plan to explore what we can “let go.” In the time of Covid, there are many things we have let go. What have we learned? How has this year of letting go taught us to prepare for God? Can we live our lives always letting go? Always preparing for Easter?
To help guide our study, we will use Jill Duffield’s Lent in Plain Sight. In Duffield’s book, she explores Lent in the ordinary objects around us: dust, bread, coins, shoes, oil. How can these ordinary objects help teach us what is most important? Across the five weeks of the class, we will focus our attention on a different chapter from Duffield’s book.
Bible Study—Lent as Letting Go: Lent in the Time of Covid
Lenten Studies Group 1