Community Lenten Program

“How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” 1 John 3:17-18 NRSV

Forty Christian Palestinians gathered at Sabeel’s humble office for prayers and reflections, opening Sabeel’s first Lenten program. Rev Naim led the prayers and the reflections on Mathew 6:1-6, 16-18 and Isaiah 58:6-7. After the gathering, participants brought home empty money boxes that will hopefully be filled at the end of this blessed season for our brothers and sisters in need.

This Lenten season Sabeel is focusing on charity, prayers and fasting through verses 1 John 3:17-18, with a program that includes weekly visits to nursing homes and orphanages in the Jerusalem area and the West Bank. Participants will also walk the “ Contemporary Way of the Cross” on the 12th of April 2011.