The Wednesday Lent talks have begun and those who attended, really enjoyed the first session. We meet again this Wednesday in the coffee shop at 7.30 pm – it is not too late to come along. Lent is a time of spiritual preparation for Christians as we journey together towards the cross and beyond.
Traditionally Lent is a time when people give up something for 40 days. But is that what it is all about? I like to think of it more of a time for us to examine where we are in our spiritual lives. To wonder how we have grown in our faith over the last year. Many of us struggle to remember Bible verses. One thing you could try doing during Lent is each week to write a verse that you like, or find helpful, on a small piece of paper, perhaps half A5 i.e. half the size of the Today Sheet. Then take this and roll it up into a tube and tie it together with a piece of ribbon or wool. Keep it with you. And then each morning, noon and night, take it out and read it, along with its Bible reference, and by the end of the week, hopefully you will have learnt that verse. And then find another verse for the next week and so on. You could learn six new verses between now and Easter! Give it a try!
We are aware that there is a shortage of Easter leaflets and we will be remedying this. Our thanks to Roy Sims who has worked out the distribution and to all who have put the card through the doors in our parish. This is a wonderful way you can be involved in Mission. As you push a leaflet through a letterbox, you can silently say a prayer for the occupant. Do help if you can. Just a half hour or so will make a huge difference!