Lent day 3


Theme: Come and see


John 1:35-42 (adapted)

Jesus turned and saw them, he asked, “What do you want?”
They answered, “Teacher, where do you live?”
Jesus replied, “Come and see!” ... they went with him and saw where he lived. So they stayed on for the rest of the day.
One of the two men who had heard John and had gone with Jesus was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and tell him, “We have found the Messiah!”
Andrew brought his brother to Jesus. And when Jesus saw him, he said, “Simon son of John, you will be called Cephas.” (Peter).


“God invites us into thorough self examination and authentic relationship. In this image, a person kneels with arms extended, basking in the glow of God’s all-encompassing love. It is in the true pursuit of God, this intimate, inward turning, that God sees you. It is in our full, embodied, intentionality that we find deep connection with God and ourselves. This is the reward.”
— from the artist statement for “Invited In” by Lauren Wright Pittman | @sanctifiedart

Reflection prompts

  • In a world that loves certainty, where could you practice curiosity?
  • How might curiosity be a spiritual tool?


Inviting God, you are a God who is up to something good, always thinking ahead, always inviting us to join. So spark curiosity in me today so that I might ask, “Where are you going? I want to tag along.” Amen. —Prayer by Rev. Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC |

Lent Study Groups

Visio Divina

During Lent there will be an opportunity to delve into the scriptures deeper through a process called Visio Divina. Study groups are online Wednesday 12:30pm. Studies begin Wednesday 24th February.

Visio Divina, latin for “divine seeing,” is a method of meditation, reflection, and prayer through a process of intentional seeing. Visio Divina extends the 6th century Benedictine practice of Lectio Divina by the use of visual imagery. Traditionally, Visio Divina was accompanied by Benedictine iconography and illuminations, however, different faith traditions have adapted the process over time, utilizing both secular and nonsecular images.

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