We Need Lent Now More Than Ever

Millennial writer Mike Jordan Laskey has a new article at NCR:

I wonder how the country might change if we Christians doubled down on our Lenten observance this year — not just as individuals focusing on our own spiritual growth in preparation for Easter, but as whole faith communities inspired by the radical, self-giving love poured out on the cross.

For instance, what if our congregations wrapped the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving around a vulnerable population targeted by the powers that be? In particular, what if we devoted the season to caring for immigrants and refugees, who find themselves in the crosshairs here? Maybe we could practice some righteous subversion in honor of the one who was crucified for challenging the status quo.