Lent - Kate Bowler

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Hello my dear,

We live in a world that loves it when we are shiny. But, when you are like the rest of us—which is to say—fragile and dependent, then Lent is made for you. Lent is that moment in the Christian story where we get to tell the truth: the world is capable of incredible beauty, but it can also be filled with so much suffering.

This year, I’m inviting our Everything Happens Community to give up on the idea that life is always getting better and settle in for a life and a faith that is good enough. I have created a free reflection guide that will lead us through Lent.  Together, we’re going to take ourselves off the hook for perfection. Perfect lives. Perfect bodies. Perfect relationships. And realize that this is the beautiful work of being human… again today. Thank God we get to do it together.

The free reflection guide is meant to be used alongside our new book of spiritual reflections, Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection. Of course, you can just use this free guide by itself or just read Good Enough on its own, but you might find the most richness and depth when used together. It can be used by churches, book clubs, small groups, or by individuals.

Lent is a 40-day stretch of both hope and the reality of the brokenness in the world. Sometimes things are incredibly awful, and we need each other as we hunt for hope and make our way through. Because we are in this together, this whole human thing. So what do you say? Do you want to commit to a “Good Enough” Lent?

Enter your information below to receive A Good Enough Lent: Reflection Guide for free. 

   — An entry to read from Good Enough
   — A scripture to read and reflect on, based on that day’s theme
   — Little checkboxes to indicate what you’ve read
   — Reflection questions that are meant to be all-play—accessible whether you are practicing Lent solo or using this book with your church, in a book club, or around the dinner table with your family.
   — A prayer to close your time

Feel free to print this booklet out and write your answers on these pages, in a journal, or simply meditate on your responses.