It is an allegory about Lent and its meaning. This original, web-based miniseries begins Ash Wednesday and explores the themes of Lent through the eyes of seven characters who must navigate unusual circumstances in this sci-fi adventure.
Exile and journeying, loss and grief, hunger and thirst, mortification and fasting, sin and redemption, the path through the desert and the way of the Cross — all are dramatically “ mirrored” by the story of seven survivors in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.
The story of “40” unfolds throughout Lent in 14 episodes—2 per week—that run 4 to 7 minutes apiece. “40” is accompanied by reflection questions and resources that can be used individually or in groups. These companion materials help adults make connections between the storyline, scriptural references, and meaning of Lent.
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