Introducing 40 days of Kindness
40 days of Kindness is a Suffolk-wide initiative of the Lightwave Community, to facilitate and publicise neighbours working together across our county within the current restrictions: using phone, internet, relay-working and more, we have a chance to find simple ways to live the message “Love isn’t cancelled”.
The initiative is open to everyone regardless of faith. Please send stories and pictures of anything you are doing/plan to do to show kindness during lent to Lightwave.email@example.com or post on the “40 Days of Kindness” facebook page. The encouragement of recognition can be very encouraging to those involved in your activity as well as inspiring to others.
The Lightwave Community and the Cathedral will be facilitating partnership and support, so if needs or requests in this season seem bigger than you can handle, please get in touch and we will seek to connect you with someone who can help.
Also on offer to support the initiative, is a downloadable Lent course called “Labours of Love”, written to help small groups to pray for the activity they are engaged in, learn as they go and spot the opportunities to gently share the faith which inspires us. “Labours of Love” is bible-based but also draws inspiration from the Rule of St Benedict with its emphasis on “prayer and work” going together.
All these resources and stories which you send in will be at www.light-wave.org/lent and you can connect with others on the “40 days of Kindness” facebook group.
Looking forward to sharing this Lent with you,
Leader of the Lightwave Community
Archdeacon for Rural Mission and Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral