Lent 20/30: Megan Graves

This Lent, the Call To Action 20/30 community offers each other a series of simple Lenten reflections on the sacred season. Today and each Sunday of Lent, we will share a reflection by a young progressive Catholic. May we inspire each other, now and always. First up, 20/30 Leadership Team member, Megan Graves.

ImageFor me, the upcoming season of Lent is one of the most reflective times of the year. This season not only allows me to reflect on my life as a student, but also on the journeys ahead.

This season of Lent is also important for me because I will be traveling with a group of students from Dominican to New Orleans this Spring Break.  We’ll be working with United Saints Recovery Project – a community-based organization with a mission to keep current residents in their homes by providing low-cost and free home rehabilitation to make their houses safe and livable again. We’ll be taking a tour of the city and learning about its rich history, ongoing struggles, and the deep culture that continues to form it. We’ll also be visiting the National Civil Rights Memorial in Memphis on the way down and learning about how the struggle for civil rights continues in our country.

In today’s world, there are so many issues that need to be addressed. Yet we must all try to strive to be someone’s foundation, while at the same time, taking the time  out to reflect on our purpose during this season of Lent.

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