Visual Reminders During Lent

In worship we use stoles, paraments, banners, flowers and other elements as visual reminders of the liturgical season we are celebrating. What can we do at home to help us focus particually during our Lenten journey?

Rober Fulgham in From Beginning to End: The Rituals of Our Lives suggests using sand. "Perhaps a bowl of sand can help us remember our journey. God led the people in their journey in the desert. Jesus himself reenacted that journey to face his own temptations. The desert can be a place of retreat, where there is a freedom from distractions. It can be a good place to be led and to face our temptations."

May you make time for desert days prior to the joy of Easter.