The Lenten season is a special time for the Christian world as we renew, reflect and repent in preparation for Easter. As I reflect on this past year, I am grateful for the many blessings we have in our Lutheran social ministry community and the wonderful fellowship we enjoy.
For those who are answering the call to serve others through faith-based work and the work of health and human services, Lent may have additional context and meaning. As we consider – and sometimes struggle with – our personal Lenten resolutions, I am reminded of the broader perspective and the teachings of the season.
Lutheran social ministry organizations are answering God’s call to serve. Our network of 300 members lives the spirit of social ministry every day, touching the lives of 1 in 50 people in the U.S. each year. In answering this call, they are called on to renew their faith and renew their missions. Let us pray for them together during this Lenten season, that they may continue to serve the needs of their communities and continue to feel the power of God’s love.
Thank you for being a part of the Lutheran Services in America community. Your support helps us answer our shared call to serve and support our members as they lift up the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities and create opportunities for more people to lead fulfilling lives.
During this Lenten journey, may we reflect on our calling, strengthen our resolve, and continue to bring a message of caring to the world. Together, we create hope for a brighter tomorrow for thousands of people in communities across every state, every day. Blessings to you.
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