This section of the Lent 4.5 website is a rich resource designed to awaken and inspire you. It enables you to consider how your daily life choices impact the world.
Lent 4.5–Christian Simplicity is structured around weekly themes which focus on various areas of consumption.
In this section of the website you can learn about the current issues, find out what the church is teaching, and explore various solutions which can contribute to a healthy and just world. Each week of Lent offers sensible positive things you can do to make a difference in caring for God’s creation and embracing Gospel justice.
Christian simplicity means setting limits to your consumption that reflect your faith values by taking only what you need – not wasting or taking in excess. Good stewardship of creation results in a life that is outwardly simple, inwardly rich and socially just.
During Lent, be part of the Christian simplicity movement. Abstain from those daily choices and habits that can harm God’s creation or from taking more than your fair share.
By exploring the information in this section of the website you can become informed and become engaged.
Lent 4.5 is a seven-week faith formation program which inspires and informs Christian communities on how to use the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God’s creation, embrace Gospel justice and nurture spiritual fulfillment. It offers practical opportunities for people of faith to apply the values of Christian Simplicity to their everyday lives.