Leaning into Lent is a series of six brief videos in which ARM Board members reflect on the six ways by which we are charged to observe a Holy Lent. They are:
  • Self-examination
  • Penitence (or repentance)
  • Prayer
  • Fasting
  • Almsgiving (or self-denial)
  • Reading and meditating on the Word of God
Why leaning? “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy, “today is big with blessings.” Observing a Holy Lent makes every day big with blessings, whether we’re aware of them or not. The blessings are not necessarily (or even) on, or for, you or me.

Holy Lent Leaning prayer (informed, of course, by Holy Lent self examination, penitence, fasting, almsgiving, and reading and meditating on the Word of God) stimulates the activity of the good and bountiful Holy Spirit in the lives of those for whom we pray. Lent-ward leaning on the sustaining infinite places us, and all those for whom we pray, solidly in blessings’ way.

We pray these videos will help you to lean more closely into your Lent this year.

Rev. Canon Gene Packwood


Introduction
Self-examination
Penitence (or repentance)
Prayer
Fasting
Almsgiving (or self-denial)
Reading and meditating on the Word of God