Lent is a time of repentance and renewal for Christians, and we often do this through a mixture of almsgiving, fasting and prayer. Often this takes the form of giving something up – like chocolate, or cake. Perhaps it’s about doing something extra – like starting volunteering as a befriender or making more time to visit family. But Lent is also a time of journey – a journey of recommitting ourselves to Jesus.
This Lent, we invite you to enter into a Lenten journey with the Jesuit Refugee Service UK (JRS UK) and walk alongside some of the refugees whom we work with. JRS UK will be producing daily reflections throughout Lent, which will be sent straight to your inbox.
Everyday during Lent, the JRS UK e-mail will offer reflections on Scripture from the day – either from the Mass Readings or from the Office of Readings – alongside an action to support your Lenten observances. Across the weeks we will follow the experiences of a number of the refugees JRS accompanies. Through their stories, the Lenten daily e-mails will provide an opportunity for you to journey with refugees and with scripture, inviting you to enter into a space of accompaniment.
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