Tomorrow is the beginning of Lent, a time for reflection and devotion. Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS) of Topeka, KS, has devised an ingenious online, social media observance, built around specific words for each day of Lent. The idea is to post a picture that captures each word, posting it on FaceBook, tagged with @christlcms, or Instagram, tagged with @christ_lutheran_topeka, and the hashtag #hearingthegospel. Then people can contemplate all of the pictures that have contributed.
There was a story about this on Religious News Service. I contacted the pastor, asking if this is just a congregational activity or if I could put it out there on the Cranach blog. He gave me permission to do so, so spread the word. More details after the jump.