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A lenten commitment

During this series our focus will be on different types of healing. 

We invite you to make a commitment to engaging one of these themes throughout Lent.  Here are some ideas to spark your imagination.

Physical Health

  • Do a new physical activity routine throughout Lent
  • Go outside for fresh air every day
  • Explore a new path or park
  • Set a goal to drink more water each day
  • Add a new healthy food each week
  • Try a new vegetarian recipe
  • Read a book about improving your physical health

Community Health

  • Call or write someone that you haven’t connected with in a while
  • Commit to learning about a marginalized / oppressed / underserved group of people in your community (e.g. Indigenous, at-risk youth/children in care, homeless)
  • Write a letter to your local politicians in support of this group
  • Perform random acts of kindness each day/week
  • Read a book by an Indigenous author
  • Deliver a meal or a note of encouragement to a neighbour or friend

Mental Health

  • Seek to understand a mental health diagnosis that you are curious about
  • Give a prayer shawl from the church to someone in your life who is struggling
  • Do an activity that supports your own mental health (meditation, prayer, exercise, yoga, crafting, baking, connecting with friends, etc)
  • Read a book about mental wellness (e.g. “Finding Jesus in the Storm” by John Swinton)

Intellectual Health

  • Learn about a new topic that stretches your mind
  • Share your knowledge on a topic you know well with someone (a grandchild/neighbour/friend)
  • Try to do something new that challenges you every week
  • Ask someone to share with you their area of interest and passion
  • Engage your creativity through writing, art, crafts, woodworking or other practices
  • Play some brain games, like Sudoku, crosswords, etc.

Environmental Health

  • Read about recycling in your area to make sure that you are recycling all you can in your home
  • Walk to places that you might have previously driven
  • Research practices in your everyday life that may be impacting your environment negatively (e.g. eating less meat and raising awareness about household products)
  • Reading a book such as Seth Klein’s book “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency”