Last year I introduced this idea for Lent. It was a powerful experience for many who tried it. The point of this exercise is not to get overwhelmed by another thing on your to-do list. The idea is start thinking about relationships. Think about real, past, new, old, strong, strained relationships. As you write your notes, if something cool, unexpected, fun, or funny happens, let me know. Tweet it out using #40Notes40Days.
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Rethink Church has come up with a great Lenten discipline focusing on taking pictures of different themes. It looks like a great spiritual discipline, and I’m looking forward to seeing the creativity that gets shared in Pinterest and other sites. A week ago, I decided that one of my Lenten disciplines would be to write 40 notes to people in 40 days. Inspired by Rethink Church’s effort, I created my own list. Below is a list of 40 different people to write a note to.
There are no real rules to this idea. This is just a way to write a note to 40 different people, and pray for them in the process. I’ll leave the content of the note up to you. Only share what you feel comfortable sharing with others. For example, you don’t have to tell someone that you’re writing them a note to fill in their “might be fearful” slot, and you don’t have to offer forgiveness to the person on March 27. Any note could be as simple as saying, “During the course of my prayers today, you came to mind. I hope you are doing well.”
And if any readers feel compelled to take this idea, and create a better-looking picture to share, I wouldn’t mind (just please send it to me before you share it).
If you try it, and want to share experiences on twitter, use #40Notes40Days or #FatPastor. Also, you can go to the facebook page and share on the wall.
Thank you to two readers who took the idea, and redesigned it for me. I think either of these look a lot nicer than the one I created a couple of years ago.