For the second time in as many years, we will be writing and posting Lent Reflections from DSYG students, teachers, and for the first time, our brothers & sisters in EM!
For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Lent is a Christian season of preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year, the season begins on February 14th, runs for 40 days through the months of February and March, all the way past Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends on April 1st – Easter Sunday.
A common exercise for Christians during this season is to give something up to focus more on Jesus and find joy in Him.
And so, for the next 40 days or so, we will be posting reflections from members of our community to share with us what their experiences have been like.
Last year, we were able to share in the experiences of Leslie who decided to take up bicycling to teach herself about discipline. Samuel shared his experiences of his struggle to give up lying and how his life could be changed simply by sharing the truth more often in his life. June tackled the Great Commission and committed herself to sharing the good news with her family and friends. And Hyuncheol learned how even the good things in our lives can become our idols when we aren’t careful when he gave up music for 40 days.
The first of our Lent Reflections will post on Valentine’s Day so, in the week leading up to then, I encourage you to take some time and read over the reflections from last year. Perhaps they will speak to you in your current situation or inspire you to make a commitment of your own.
Regardless of whether you do something or not, I hope that these reflections speak to you where you are along your spiritual journey and let you know that you are not alone. We are in this together.
Best wishes and good luck!