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The Lenten Season is a Time for Spiritual Formation

 

The Forty days of this year‘s Lenten journey starts on Ash Wednesday, March 6th.. 

The Lenten season is very special for Christians because it is a season of spiritual training before Easter, which signifies a new beginning for us. During this time, Christians commit themselves to spiritual exercises like bible reading, daily prayer, and fasting because they want to go closer to Jesus, who took the cross to forgive our inequities with his ‘AGAPE‘ Love. 

What is your plan for your Lenten journey this year? If you don‘t have any plan yet I invite you to join the Lenten spiritual formation group. As you know, we are all spiritual beings, and we need to consciously make an effort in the spiritual nurturing process. The spiritual formation group, which will meet every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, starting on March 13, is prepared for the spiritual development of Christians who want to go closer to Jesus. We will read scriptures and pray together during these six weeks of the Lenten season with that specific intention. 

What are the benefits of joining this Lenten spiritual formation group? Well, first of all I can say that this six week spiritual journey will help you to shape your inner body, your spiritual personality. While reading the scripture and praying with an open heart, you will realize who you are in Jesus. 

Secondly I believe that “growing up” is a benefit of spiritual formation. Apostle Paul says, we are to grow mature in Christ. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ‖ (Ephesians 4:15) Thirdly, you can find the direction of your life by the power of the Holy Spirit. If we don‘t know the destination of our spiritual journey, we will
get lost and just wander around. The Lenten spiritual formation group will help you to find your destination and you will rediscover the God-given joy of your life. 

I bless you my brothers and sisters to find the joy of your spiritual journey. 

Love you in Jesus, 

KyuTae 

269 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432 • 201-445-3787 mpumcnj@gmail.com http://www.mpmethodist.org 

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