40 Days of Lent: Day 18

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Day 18:  Write a letter or send a text message to a friend.



Today, take a moment to remember what a blessing friendships can be.  To have a friend, you first need to be one.  Take some time today to reach out to a friend.  Send them a kind note or text message.  Think about your friendships and ask if you are the kind of friend that you like to have.  Be that friend for someone else.


Looking to establish a new friendship?  Think about writing a letter to a soldier, someone in prison or become a pen pal to someone overseas.  There are many types of people who crave that human contact and a letter from a stranger showing appreciation, empathy or curiosity about their lives are welcomed and appreciated.





Looking for ideas?

This article is about 25 things to say to a Pen Pal, but it could give you some ideas of things to talk about in any good letter.


If you are interested in becoming a pen pal to someone, this article is full of safety tips and websites or organizations that help pen pals find each other both with old fashioned letters, or electronically.




PCUSA suggested readings for Daily Readings in Lent–Lectionary Year A

Ps. 81
Gen. 29:1–14
1 Cor. 10:1–4


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