"In her sermon Anne explains that Lent is not about being sad, not some sort of spiritual penance. Rather, she insists, Lent is about change1. Is the Reverend Anne Howard right? Is "transformation the promise at the heart of the Christian life"? the change that God can make in our selves, our faith communities, and the larger world. Lent is a time that opens our hearts to transformation, to becoming God's people and doing that which God calls us to do" (p. 281).
2. What are the implications of transformative Christianity in your own life, for the life of your congregation, and for the larger community of which you are part?