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As we journey with Jesus to the cross this Lent, and then celebrate the victory of Life on Easter and every day, we are entering a season when God invites us to pay attention, and to pack our bags and follow where the Lord leads.
Since we are traveling with Jesus on the road to Jerusalem, I suggest we pack our bags this Lent. Here are 40 suggestions for bags to pack these 40 days of Lent.
- Give a bag of new or used books for the local public library.
- A bag of Kisses chocolate candy - give to someone, anonymously, as a secret act of grace.
- A bag of diapers and wipes to give a family with an infant.
- Toiletries from a motel/hotel when you're on vacation: give to Food Pantry.
- Write down your regrets, put them in a paper bag: give them to God in prayer. Crumple bag, put in trash or burn pile, trust God to renew your life.
- Put coins and bills in OGHS fish; put fish in plastic bag so the money doesn't spill: bring bag to worship, put in offering plate.
- Gather clean clothes in good condition: put in bags, take to Goodwill.
- Clean out the linen closet and take bed linens and towels, in great shape, take to Parent-Child Center.
- Fill a plastic grocery sack with plastic grocery sacks: bring to church for LMS students to make into sleeping mats.
- Put a sandwich, chips, fruit into lunch bag: give a sack lunch to someone who might not feel like cooking that day.
- Buy a gas card, put it in a sack with bottle of water and devotional book: give an anonymous gift to someone who's struggling: fuel for vehicle, body, and spirit.
- Unused items in your pantry or food cupboards: bag and bring for Food Pantry.
- Baby grown out of infant sizes, toddler no longer in baby clothes? Take to Parent-Child Center, or bring to church and we'll find them a good home.
- Each day put four slips of paper with "thank you", "well done"' or " good job" written on them in snack bag. Either say or give four thank-you's each day (the slips will be a reminder).
- Put a healthy snack in a re-sealable bag each day, eat it: take better care of your body.
- Put a pocket size Bible in your handbag, backpack, or pocket: read it each day.
- Turn a pillowcase into a bag. Buy a child-friendly pillowcase, put in a stuffed animal, and take to Foster Care Services for children entering foster care.
- 19, 20. Items taking up space in your room or house, that you don't need or love -- fill at least 3 bags, give them away.