The Lenten season begins on March 5th, Ash Wednesday, and it goes on for forty-six days, ending with Easter. Lent is meant to be a time of fasting, praying and almsgiving to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Easter. As a family we try to mindfully incorporate these three elements into our Lenten activities while striving to keep things simple.
This year we will be doing the Jesus Tree together. The Jesus Tree (like the Advent Jesse Tree) journeys through Lent using Bible readings about Jesus and symbols to mark each day. Realistically speaking, we probably won’t do every day and that’s fine. For more information on the Jesus Tree check out my post: Jesus Tree: Symbols, Bible Readings and Colouring Pages.