With Ash Wednesday just a week away, here is some information about a new Lenten practice you might want to consider. Published by Church Health Center, Walking to the Cross is a devotional designed to be used during the 40 days of Lent. The guide encourages you to incorporate walking, along with reflection and prayer, into your daily Lenten practices. From the booklet: “Just as Jesus traveled the long journey to the cross, we believe that walking is an act of spiritual and physical devotion.”
Each week of the program starts with a psalm and the chance to set a “movement goal” for yourself. This goal is entirely personal and can range from simply increasing physical activity to a specific daily number of steps/miles goal. You could challenge yourself to try types of physical activity you’ve never engaged in before, such as yoga, a Zumba class, or even jump roping in your office.
You can purchase print copies of Walking to the Cross for $4 each (bulk discounts are available) here or here. A Kindle version for $2.99 is available here. An abbreviated online version is available for free here.