This Lent, the Church of England is doing a series using the #LiveLent tag. Every day of Lent, for 40 days, there is a little thing we can do or think about to help us connect with the Earth and all that God has created.
Week one is all about Light and Energy, and this ties in with our Lent Book Group session too.
Read Genesis 1.1-3: In the beginning… darkness covered the face of the deep… Then God said, “Let there be light” and there was light.
Monday – notice Light around you – sit and watch a candle or the sunlight, and think about the difference light makes in our lives.
Tuesday – make small changes – turn off the light when you leave the room. Turn off your phone charger when it isn’t in use.
Wednesday – Walk in the Light – is there one journey we could make on foot or by bike today?
Thursday – Let your Light Shine – Jesus calls us to share his Light with others. Can we think of one way our family, school or church could take better care of creation?
Friday – give thanks for light and warmth at home – almost a billion more people now hae electricity at home than did ten years ago. Thank God for this progress, and for your own home too.
Weekend – help those bringing hope – read a webpage for a charity like Christian Aid, or Tearfund. How do they help bring light into dark situations, such as countries badly affected by climate change?