Reflections for the Season of Lent 2024

Lent is the forty-day preparatory period before Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday.

Lent begins this year on February 14 and culminates on Easter Sunday, March 31. In the Christian tradition, the season of Lent is a time of soul searching and repentance—a time for reflection while taking stock of one’s life in preparation for the Easter celebration of the risen Christ.

The “Reflections for the Season of Lent” booklet is an annual tradition with reflections written by members of the community of Edgewood College. For this year’s booklet, we chose to include reflections that were primarily published in previous Lenten booklets over the past several years. Each day’s reflection includes a brief biblical text drawn from daily Lent Scripture readings selected for the Christian Common Lectionary.

We hope these reflections provide inspiration for you during this year’s observance of Lent. Blessings to you during this holy season as Christians throughout the world prepare for Easter through prayerful listening to God’s Word, openness to God’s mercy, and compassionate outreach to needs within the human family.

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