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Lent – a gift from Heaven

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This season of Lent is a heaven-sent opportunity for us to look at our lives in the light shed by Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection. When Jesus first spoke to his apostles about his impending sufferings, they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him.

If we are true friends of Jesus, we will want to meditate on his sufferings, both physical and mental, and allow them to shape our attitudes and behaviour during this special season, so as to share the joy of Easter with purer hearts. An excellent way of doing this is following the Stations of the Cross.

You can do them privately in our Church or other churches at any time, but we will be celebrating them together each Friday during Lent at 7pm for half an hour or so.

The traditional disciplines of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. What is the best way for you to put these into practice in your own life? And remember, it is meant to be a joyful season – no long faces!

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