The Spiritual Practice of Lent

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God-what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

Wednesday, February 22, we celebrate the beginning of the Lenten season. In Unity Lent is a time of focus awareness of releasing thoughts and/or belief systems that no longer serve us and opening up to the greater I AM within, bringing that holy part of us more into expression. It can be a transformative spiritual practice.

Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for Spring, which is derived from the Germanic root for long – referencing the fact that in the Spring the days are becoming longer. Like spring, Lent is an opportunity for rebirth. Letting go, releasing negative thoughts and feelings and consciously aligning with our own Christ Consciousness through prayer, meditation and reflection.

In these 40 days of fasting from the negative and feasting on Truth, I invite you to spend some time each day in renewing your mind by letting go and letting God be God in you! Unity publishes the Lent Booklet at no cost to you and you can order it from their website:   or pick up your free copy in the foyer outside of the Sanctuary on Sundays at Unity Church Austin.

Love, Light & Sparkles,

Rev. Carol Moncada

Interim Minister


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