Living in Lent

What does it mean to love like Jesus? How do we challenge ourselves to change the way we think of love? We strive to love our neighbor, but what does that truly mean and how can we live that out in the world? This Lenten season, we seek to deepen our inner relationship with God and find ways to express that relationship in the world. Read how people in our diocese are living in Lent and challenging themselves to love like Jesus.  

We invite you to share your reflections and discoveries along the way on social media by tagging the Diocese of Atlanta (@episcopalatl) and using the hashtag #growforlent.

 
 
 
 I challenge myself to be present. Talk less, listen more to others, my body and soul, and God.  – Terri Blair

I challenge myself to be present. Talk less, listen more to others, my body and soul, and God.
– Terri Blair

 
 I challenge myself to take away the bitterness and hatred that infects my heart over heinous crimes and prejudice in this country.  – Kei Breedlove

I challenge myself to take away the bitterness and hatred that infects my heart over heinous crimes and prejudice in this country.
– Kei Breedlove

 
 I challenge myself to reflect an exact, defined, Godly example of true grace, mercy, and forgiveness to not  just brothers but also my enemies. – Matthew Warren

I challenge myself to reflect an exact, defined, Godly example of true grace, mercy, and forgiveness to not just brothers but also my enemies.
– Matthew Warren

 
 I challenge myself to give up bread and sweets and to take on daily evening prayer.  – Clayton Harrington

I challenge myself to give up bread and sweets and to take on daily evening prayer.
– Clayton Harrington

 
 I challenge myself to take on more kindness during Lent. To show kindness in dealing with difficult persons.  – John Thompson-Quartey

I challenge myself to take on more kindness during Lent. To show kindness in dealing with difficult persons.
– John Thompson-Quartey

 
 I challenge myself to live life one day at a time.  – Dan Murphy

I challenge myself to live life one day at a time.
– Dan Murphy

 
 I challenge myself to be involved with those who are marginalized in my community – refugees, homeless, disabled, and elderly.  – Mary Job

I challenge myself to be involved with those who are marginalized in my community – refugees, homeless, disabled, and elderly.
– Mary Job

 I challenge myself to make tangible expressions of gratitude to those who have – by their example – profoundly influenced my life.  – John Ray

I challenge myself to make tangible expressions of gratitude to those who have – by their example – profoundly influenced my life.
– John Ray

 
 
 I challenge myself to give up blame.  – Bishop Robert Wright

I challenge myself to give up blame.

– Bishop Robert Wright

 I challenge myself to do a deep dive into daily lectionary and relate to prayer and fasting.  – The Rev. Juan Sandoval

I challenge myself to do a deep dive into daily lectionary and relate to prayer and fasting.
– The Rev. Juan Sandoval

 
 I challenge myself to live more like Christ in my dealings with others.  – Brenda

I challenge myself to live more like Christ in my dealings with others.
– Brenda

 
 I challenge myself to stop and listen for God's still voice. Stop and listen to those around me.  – Wynn Callaway

I challenge myself to stop and listen for God's still voice. Stop and listen to those around me.
– Wynn Callaway

 

40 Days of Lent Calendar

Each day, for 40 days, we will share prompts intended to both challenge and inspire you to reflection, prayer, and action.