(1). An innovative approach towards Lenten reflection is the Daily Lenten reflection devised by the Claretian congregation which centres on the Sustainable Development goals with a focus on the planet:
Goal 6:- Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 12:- Ensure sustainable consumption and production pattens.
Goal 13:- Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14:- Conserve and sustainably use the oceans , seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Goal 15:- Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Each of the above Goals is considered under the Claretian founder’s intentions ‘’to know, ‘’ ‘’to love,’’ and ‘’to serve,’’ orienting us to implement the SDGs.
Full resource available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12bFY1L-K0n43Yeo9npNRHgb7VL9Pt8g4/view?usp=drive_web
(2). The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns has created an equally helpful resource, entitled ‘’A Journey Towards Ecological Conversion.
The resource is prefaced by a statement from Pope Francis in Laudato Si’ “We come to realize that a healthy relationship with creation is one dimension of overall personal conversion, which entails the recognition of our errors, sins, faults, and failures, and leads to heartfelt repentance and desire to change.”
The Lenten Reflection Guide offers reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s scripture readings in light of the theme of ecological conversion and is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aak3keTZeRXH4mdfqcMR42hOkqibSqMm/view?usp=drive_web