"Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from

our lethargy"

Pope Francis

Once again we are about to step into the season of Lent.  Each year it seems to me (at least) that the positioning of Lent so soon after Christmas makes sense in our over-indulging and consumerist culture.  After the season where everything seems full we walk into a time of deliberate emptiness.  Lent, as Pope Francis reminds us, can reawaken our spirits and shake us from our lethargy.

As the New Year dawns we're working at Proost on how to improve and develop what goes on here into the future.  Part of this will be a host of new resources into the coming year and soon a focus on Lent which begins in mid February.

But we'll also be looking at long term development.  Things like the website, how we promote and share resources and how we might create wider connection and community between artists and Proost users.  

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned." (Isa 9:2)

Christmas is a week away and we hope all your preparations are going well.

Here at Proost we wanted to share a present for you all - a wonderful new resource from Grace called 'People Walking in Darkness.'  This is a great new ambient movie created by Fourth Wave and presented as part of Grace's Nine service last weekend. We hope you enjoy it.

Inspired by the wonder of Advent, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote his incredible book 'God is in the Manger'. Bonhoeffer marvelled at this incredible God who could be found in the lowliest places of our world, disturbing our stereotypes, challenging society and lifting up those who are broken.  He concluded:

This week, as part of our continuing celebration of Summer on Proost, we're very excited to launch a new resource by the wonderful Ian Adams.